Taperloc® Hip System
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Taperloc® Hip System
Patient Risk Information
The Taperloc® Hip System from Biomet has led the competition in design and longevity for over 20 years. Joint replacement implants are not one-size fits all. You are unique, and your joint implant should be able to accommodate your individual anatomy regardless of stature or gender.
The Taperloc® Hip System offers three stem options to properly address an individual femoral canal:
- Taperloc® Hip Stem
- Taperloc® Reduced Distal Stem
- Taperloc® Microplasty™ Stem
Unlike other hip stems of its type, the Taperloc® Hip is the only system to offer additional stem design options for better implant-to-bone match. This may help the implant last longer and reduce the potential for painful implant loosening.
Surgeons consider many individual variables before determining the best type of implant for you, such as age, height, weight, activity level, medical condition, and much more. The Taperloc® hip's outstanding long-term survivorship has been the subject of numerous studies. Several published studies display the implant's proven technology and time-tested design1:
- Long Term (22 years)2
- Large group (4,750 patients)2
- Taperloc in the very young (Avg. age 37)3
- Taperloc in Octogenarians (patients aged over 80)4
- Taperloc and Immediate Weight Bearing5
The Taperloc® Hip System is just one option available to you and your orthopedic surgeon. If you have questions regarding the Taperloc® Hip System, please speak with your orthopedic surgeon.
Only an orthopedic surgeon can determine what treatment is appropriate. Individual results of total joint replacement may vary. The life of any implant will depend on your weight, age, activity level, and other factors (see patient risk information above).
Biomet is a manufacturer of orthopedic implants and does not practice medicine. Only an orthopedic surgeon can determine what treatment is appropriate. Individual results of total joint replacement may vary. The life of any implant will depend on your weight, age, activity level, and other factors. For more information on risks, warnings, and possible adverse effects, see the Patient Risk Information section found within Biomet.com. Always ask your doctor if you have any questions regarding your particular condition or treatment options.
- Data on file at Biomet Orthopedics, Inc.
- "Long Term Clinical Results of a Tapered Titanium Wedge Component"; Rothman R, Hozack W, et al.; Meeting Notes, October 1998.
- "Total Hip Replacement in the Young";McLaughlin J, et al.; CORR, April 2000.
- "A Flat Tapered Wedge in the Elderly Hip"; Rothman R, et al.; AAHKS, Nov 1998.
- "Immediate Weight Bearing After Uncemented THA"; Sharkey PF, et al.; Clinical Orthopedics; (349),Apr 1998.
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