Combining unmatched clinical success with Biomet’s commitment to product innovation
Over the past 26 years, the Taperloc® Hip System has become the industry standard in cementless hip arthroplasty.1 Combining this unmatched clinical success with Biomet’s commitment to product innovation, the Taperloc® Complete Hip System has been introduced with design enhancements that include a 133º neck angle, extended anterior-posterior neck flats, smoothed distal transition and a polished neck. These enhancements, along with the key clinical aspects of the original Taperloc® hip stem, are designed to help surgeons restore leg length, stability, offset and range of motion accurately and consistently.
- Design built upon the Taperloc® stem (launched in 1982) which is the longest clinically referenced primary hip stem with a wedge shape, titanium substrate and proximally circumferential titanium porous plasma sprayed design1-3
- Simple broach-only surgical technique and simple instrumentation that can be used with a variety of surgical approaches
- Optimal 133º neck angle increases ROM, improve stability through increased soft tissue tension and allows for more use of standard and +3 modular head options for a better reproduction of hip biomechanics4-6
- Polished anterior-posterior neck flats increase ROM by geometrically reducing the potential for impingement of the neck with the cup
- Clinically proven PPS® coating allows for initial scratch-fit stability and bone fixation1,7-9
- 3-degree bi-planar taper enhances proximal offloading and immediate stem/bone interface stability2
- Consistent sizing (1mm increments) for optimal interchangeability, O.R. efficiency and accurate matching of the patient's femur without the need to remove additional bone
- McLaughlin, J.R. and Lee, K.R. Total Hip Arthroplasty with an Uncemented Tapered Femoral Component. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 6(90): 1290-6, 2008.
- Hozack, W. et al. Ten Year Experience with a Wedge-Fit Stem. Presentation. Crucial Decisions in Total Joint Replacement and Sports Medicine.1998.
- Rothman, R. et al. Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty with an Uncemented Femoral Component. A Long-Term Study of the Taperloc Stem. Journal of Arthroplasty. 19(2): 151-6, 2004.
- Bourne, B. et al. The Effectiveness of Dual Offset Stems in Restoring Offset During Total Hip Replacement. Acta Orthopaedica Belgica. 68(5): 490-500, 2002.
- Charnley, J. Low Friction Arthroplasty of the Hip. New York: Springer-Verlag. 3-15, 1979.
- McGrory, B. J. et al. Effect of Femoral Offset on Range of Motion and Abductor Muscle Strength after Total Hip Arthroplasty. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (British). 17(4): 865-9, 1995.
- Rothman, R. et al. Cementless Femoral Fixation in the Rheumatoid Patient Undergoing Total Hip Arthroplasty: Minimum 5 Year Results. Journal of Arthroplasty. 16(4): 415-21, 2001.
- Keisu, K.S. et al. Primary Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty in Octogenarians: Two to Eleven Year Follow-up. Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. 83: 359, 2001.
- Rothman, R. et al. Immediate Weight Bearing after Uncemented Total Hip Arthroplasty. Clinical Orthopedics and Related Research. 349: 156-62, 1998.