After being available for over ten years internationally, Smith & Nephew finally introduced its POLARCUP Dual Mobility Hip System to orthopaedic surgeons in the US at this year’s American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) annual meeting in San Francisco last week.
The system is specifically designed to provide enhanced stability, in both primary and revision cases, for patients who are susceptible to dislocation.
Backed by 10 years of clinical history in Europe and other markets outside the US, the POLARCUP System allows surgeons to implant a smaller, constrained femoral component within a larger, anatomically sized polyethylene head, thus providing greater stability by increasing range of motion and jump distance. “This stability philosophy is widely used in the European market where surgeons have extensive experience with dual mobility in elderly and less active patients,” says John Soto, Senior Vice President for Smith & Nephew’s Global Hip Franchise.
The POLARCUP System is a complement to the company’s clinically proven BIRMINGHAM™ Hip Resurfacing System, which provides stability and durability for the young active patient.
Source: Smith & Nephew