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Zimmer Biomet Taperloc Hip Replacement System
Zimmer Biomet’s Taperloc Complete Hip System builds on the clinically proven Taperloc hip stem. Launched in 1982, the Taperloc Hip Stem is the longest clinically referenced hip stem with a wedge shape, titanium substrate, and proximally circumferential titanium porous plasma sprayed design. The system comes with easy-to-use instrumentation that accommodates a variety of surgical approaches, and uses a simple broach-only surgical technique.
The Taperloc Complete Hip System comprises of the following femoral prosthesis offerings:
- Taperloc Complete femoral stem features a reduced distal geometry in which a gradual reduction of the stem substrate occurs distal to the porous coating level
- Taperloc Complete Microplasty ® features a reduced stem length from the standard length stem to better address minimally invasive technqiues, providing an alternative to femoral resurfacing while offering a unique solution in cases where a bone conserving prosthesis is desirable
- Taperloc Complete XR 123° helps address femurs with a more varus neck by allowing for additional offset to properly restore him biomechanics and soft tissue tensioning