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Division: Hip Reconstruction
Category: Hip Reconstruction

The SUMMIT® Tapered Hip System provides an advanced tapered stem geometry that draws from the DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction heritage as the leader in cementless hip technology. The SUMMIT® implant has its foundation in critical anatomical analysis, modified by surgical experience and optimized by sound engineering principles. In concert with our commitment to research and development, state-of-the-art manufacturing methods and precision instrumentation, the Summit® Tapered Hip System provides an excellent option for treating patient needs.


Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
DUOFIX™ ( combination of POROCOAT® Porous Coating and Hydroxyapatite) • Biological tissue ingrowth has been shown to occur in less than 3 months1,2
Radial ZTT Steps • Converts hoop stresses to compression loads4

• Reduced risk of intra-operative fracture5*
Direct Lateralization • Enables femoral offset restoration without affecting leg length

• Offset options to help surgeons more effectively manage soft tissue laxity
Neck Design • Neck geometry designed to decrease the risk of dislocation due to impingement and increased range of motion6,7

• Polished neck designed to reduce wear debris

*When compared to leading competitors


1. Engh CA, et al. Cementless total hip arthroplasty using the anatomic medullary locking stem: 0-10 year results using a survivorship analysis. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1989:249

2. Pilliar RM. Powder metal-made orthopaedic implants with porous surface for fixation by tissue ingrowth of bone Clin Orthop 1980:150.

3. Kinsfater K, Barrett WP, Dowd JE, Southworth CB and Cassell MJ “ 99.9% Midterm Survival of the PINNACLE Multi-Center Study.” Poster Presentation #P077, AAOS, San Diego, CA. February 14-18, 2007

4. Christie,. Et al. “Primary Total Hip Arthroplasty with Use of the Modular S-ROM Prosthesis” The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery Dec. 1999: 1707

5. Currier, John H., et al “In vitro Testing of the Risk of Femur Fracture During Insertion of Radial Stepped Stems and Porous Coated Stems” Poster Presentation #1841, 54th Annual Meeting of the Orthopaedic Research Society, San Francisco, CA. 2008

6. Data on file DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Warsaw, IN. DVA-106976

Please refer to the package insert for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings.
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