Division: Hip Reconstruction
Category: Primary Femoral Stems
The original TRI-LOCK Stem was introduced in 1981. This implant was the first proximally coated tapered-wedge hip tem available to orthopaedic surgeons and their patients. Since its introduction, the original TRI-LOCK Stem has demonstrated 95% survivorship at 10 years1 and 0% Revisions for aseptic loosening of the stem at 15 years2.
1. Burt CF et al. A Femoral Component Inserted without Cement in Total Hip Arthroplasty. A Study of the Tri-Lock Component with an Average Ten Year Duration of Followup. J. Bone Joint Surg. 1998;80-A:952-60.
2. Purtill JJ et al. Total Hip Arthroplasty Using Two Different Cementless Tapered Stems. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2001;393:121-127.