PINNACLE® Hip Solutions

Division: Hip
Category: Hip Reconstruction

PINNACLE® Hip Solutions is a modular cup system designed with a wide range of acetabular cup options, biological and mechanical fixation alternatives and advanced bearing technologies that allows surgeons the flexibility to choose intraoperatively from among the most advanced technologies available depending on their patients’ individual needs. The PINNACLE Cup celebrated 15 years of clinical heritage in 2015 and over 2 million cups1 have been provided to patients worldwide.

  1. 2000 - 2015 sales data on file, DePuy International Ltd.

Features & Benefits

  Features Benefits
A microscopic image that depicts the GRIPTION, POROCOAT, and DUOFIX Porous Coating options available. Multiple Fixation Options PINNACLE Hip Solutions offers advanced GRIPTION®, POROCOAT®, and DUOFIX® Porous Coatings options to allow for biological fixation.1-4
A detailed image depicting ALTRX Polyethylene, which is an ultra-low wear polyethylene and an advanced option in alternative bearings. ALTRX® Polyethylene ALTRX Polyethylene is an ultra-low-wear polyethylene and an advanced option in alternative bearings. The specific manufacturing process is used to optimize the balance between wear reduction, mechanical integrity, and oxidative stability.
A detailed imnage depicting the advanced technology of BIOLOX delta Ceramic Heads which provide an alternative solution for high-demand patients. BIOLOX® delta Ceramic Heads The advanced technology of BIOLOX delta Ceramic Heads articulating on ALTRX Polyethylene Bearings provides an alternative solution for high-demand patients. This low-wear option produces 33 percent less volumetric wear than ALTRX Polyethylene Liners with cobalt chrome heads.5
A detailed image depicting one of the many shell styles available that help address a wide variety of patient anatomies for the PINNACLE Hip Solutions system. Intraoperative Flexibility PINNACLE Hip Solutions provides a full spectrum of shell styles, liner offerings, and offset options to address a wide variety of patient anatomies.


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3. Pilliar RM. “Powder Metal-Made Orthopaedic Implants with Porous Surface for Fixation by Tissue Ingrowth.” Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 1983:176.
4. Cook SD, et al. “Interface Mechanics and Bone Ingrowth into Porous Co-Cr-Mo Alloy Implants.” Clinical Orthopaedics 1985: 193.
5. Liao Y-S, Greer K, Alberts A. “Effect of head material and roughness on the wear of 7.5 Mrad crosslinked-remelted UHMWPE acetabular inserts.” Presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Orthopaedic ResearchSociety. San Francisco, CA; March 2-5, 2008. Poster 1901.

BIOLOX® is a registered trademark of CeramTec GmbH.


Surgical Technique

DSUS/JRC/0616/1630 7/2016

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