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Division: Knee Reconstruction
Category: Limb Preserving

Significant bone loss requiring extensive reconstruction around the hip and knee is often required following the treatment of malignant bone tumors, aggressive benign bone tumors, infection, multiple revised and failed joint replacements and massive trauma, particularly in the elderly osteoporotic patient. Limb-preserving techniques, using modular segmental endoprostheses, provide a reliable, functional reconstruction for these patients. Due to unpredictable and difficult conditions encountered with the remaining bone, muscle and soft tissues, the prosthetic construct must perform under severe conditions. DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction Revision Solutions offers both surgeons and patients a comprehensive portfolio of products for managing the many challenges of total joint arthroplasty. The DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction LPS (Limb Preservation System) is designed with these considerations in mind to allow for versatility and predictability in such difficult reconstructions.

The DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction LPS™ (Limb Preservation System)

Indications for Use

DePuy Synthes Joint Reconstruction’s LPS System is intended for use in replacement of the mid-shaft portion of the femur, proximal, distal and/or total femur, and proximal tibia, especially in cases that require extensive resection and replacement. Specific diagnostic indications for use include:

  • Malignant tumors (e.g., osteosarcomas, chondrosarcomas, giant cell tumors, bone tumors) requiring extensive resection and replacement;
  • Patient conditions of noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (NIDJD), e.g. avascular necrosis, osteoarthritis, and inflammatory joint disease (IJD), e.g. rheumatoid arthritis, requiring extensive resection and replacement;
  • Revision cases for a failed previous prosthesis requiring extensive resection and replacement;
  • Severe trauma requiring extensive resection and replacement.


The LPS System is also intended for use in bone loss post-infection, where the surgeon has elected to excise the bone and replacement is required.


The S-ROM® System tibial tray and the non-porous coated straight and bowed stems are intended for cemented use only.


The porous-coated metaphyseal sleeves are intended for either cemented or cementless applications.

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Ability to address bone loss secondary to tumor, end-stage revision, infection or severe trauma 
  • Provides the surgeon intra-operative flexibility to meet patient needs

Comprehensive, modular system can be utilized for:

  • Proximal femoral replacement
  • Distal femoral replacement
  • Total femoral replacement
  • Proximal tibial replacement
  • Meets the rigorous demands of limb preservation surgery
Ability for resection adjustments in 5 mm increments
  • Allows for bone conservation
  • Ability to fine tune leg length adjustment
Stem extension components are available in cemented and porous options
  • Cemented or cementless based on surgeon preference
  • Biologic fixation option through exclusive POROCOAT® Porous Coating
The LPS Universal tibial hinge insert bearing is compatible with the MBT Revision tray. 
  • Provides intra-operative flexibility for use in a hinged femoral component, distal femoral replacement, or total femoral replacement
  • Allows for the use of tibial metaphyseal sleeves to fill metaphyseal defects in the proximal tibia.
Universal femoralmetaphyseal sleeves can be utilized with the LPS System distal femoral component.
  • Femoral metaphyseal sleeves can be used to fill metaphyseal defects in the distal femur and provide a stable foundation for the knee components.
DSUS/JRC/0216/1397e 11/2016

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.
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