With over 48 years of clinical history, MicroPort Orthopedics has extensive experience in all aspects of Total Hip Arthroplasty (THA). We offer a full range of acetabular systems and femoral stems in various styles and philosophies to complement our range of surgical approaches.
Each Profemur® hip stem is designed in line with an established stem philosophy, incorporating features that have been in the market for several years and improving on those features with proven materials and instrumentation. The Profemur® line of Hip Stems gives a surgeon access to the broadest range of philosophies along with a clinically established product line.
Profemur Gladiator® History
Over the last decades, Total Hip Arthroplasty has become a standard procedure. In order to obtain an optimal result, a perfect reconstruction and balance of the hip are essential. Simultaneous correction of leg length, offset, rotation, varus or valgus deformity seems to be impossible with one single hip system (3-4). Moreover, because of the diversity in proximal femoral geometry, one single stem design cannot cover all cases.
The Profemur® Gladiator® Total Hip System was developed to offer a solution to these individual differences in the anatomy of the femoral canal. In order to deal with this variety in femoral canal index, the Profemur® Gladiator® stems are available in four options: cemented, plasma sprayed, hydroxyapatite collared and hydroxyapatite collarless, using the same set of instruments. The system has been designed to accommodate surgeons’ varied principles and techniques in total hip replacement. The choice of classic femoral stem options combined with modularity is offering the surgeon a highly valuable tool to achieve optimal hip reconstruction even in challenging cases.
- Accommodates preferences in surgeon’s philosophy on stem design and implant fixation.
- Proven Design Philosophy
Based on the long proven concept of tapered wedge stems. The triple taper aims to ensure secure fit, while the proximal trapezoidal cross- section provides rotational stability (1) . Horizontal and vertical macrostructures* to distribute loading forces and promote rotational stability (2).
- Two Cement less Options Available in sizes 1-10.
- Proximal Titanium plasma spray 0.5mm circumferential thickness.
- Available in classic and modular Full Hydroxyapatite coating 180 μm thickness.
- Modular or classic collarless option
- Cemented Options
Composite-beam or shape-closed fixation design (3) Matte finish, forged CoCr Alloy, collared 5 sizes
- Reduced lateral shoulder.
- Bullet-shaped distal tip.
1. Swanson TV “The Tapered Press Fit total Hip Arthroplasty: A European Alternative” The Journal of Arthroplasty, June 2005, vol. 20, supl. 2: 63-67
2. An Interview with: J.C. Cartillier and J.P. Vidalain – ARTRO Group Maîtrise Orthopédique – January 2000 – No. 90 (French and English version)
3. Georg W Omlor, Hannah Ullrich, Knut Krahmer, Alexander Jung, Günther Aldinger, Peter Aldinger; A stature-specific concept for uncemented, primary total hip arthroplasty;
4. 10-year results in 155 patients using two stem shapes and modular necks; Acta Orthop. 2010 Feb; 81(1): 126–133
5. Traina F, De Clerico M, Biondi F, Pilla F, Tassinari E, Toni A: Sex differences in hip morphology: is stem modularity effective for total hip replacement?. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2009, 91 (Suppl 6): 121-8.
6. Scheerlinck T., Casteleyn P., The design features of cemented femoral hip implants. J Bone Joint Surg [Br] 2006;88-B:1409-18
Individual results and activity levels after surgery vary and depend on many factors including age, weight and prior activity level. There are risks and recovery times associated with surgery and there are certain individuals who should not undergo surgery.