Medacta Group SA: Medacta Expands its Hip Offerings with New Cobalt-Free SensiTiN™ Double Mobility Converter
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Medacta Expands its Hip Offerings with New Cobalt-Free SensiTiNTM Double Mobility Converter
CASTEL SAN PIETRO, 4 November 2022 - Medacta is pleased to announce that the first surgeries with the cobalt-free SensiTiN Double Mobility Converter have been successfully completed in the United States, following FDA clearance and positive EU market introduction in 2021, further expanding Medacta’s Acetabular Cup Portfolio.
"Medacta is constantly focused on improving patients’ well-being while keeping its commitment to responsible innovation. With this new product, we can help surgeons provide personalized treatment for each unique patient by leveraging an enhanced and comprehensive system for total hip arthroplasty," states Francesco Siccardi, Chief Executive Officer of Medacta International.
Instability is still a major challenge and a significant issue for both primary and revision total hip arthroplasties, but Double Mobility (DM) devices can provide a viable solution. [1-3] To date, most of the Double Mobility Converters on the market are made of Cobalt-Chromium alloys, with several papers reporting corrosion of the taper connection. [4,5]
The SensiTiN DM Converter is a cobalt-free, high-nitrogen-stainless steel modular DM device with an outer Titanium Nitride coating (SensiTiNTM), designed to improve corrosion resistance.
The SensiTiN DM Converter is available for both Medacta Primary and Revision multihole cup portfolios. Together with the current monolithic Double Mobility options, it allows Medacta to offer an enriched and completely cobalt-free DM product portfolio to safely address instability and risk of dislocation in a wide range of patients, from primary to revision, across the entire care continuum.
The SensiTiN DM Converter further completes and increases the versatility of Medacta's Acetabular Cup Portfolio for primary and revision total hip arthroplasties. Medacta’s Personalized Medicine portfolio is improved by SensiTiN DM Converter's compatibility with all the company's Mpact© and Versafitcup© acetabular cup systems.
“Finding Dual Mobility options that don’t contain CoCr alloys has historically been extremely limited. Medacta’s SensiTiN DM Converter finally offers the ideal Cobalt-free implant, which eliminates the issue of potential metal ion release in the surrounding tissue,” states Matthew R. Price, MD, of Louisville, KY.
Medacta's Acetabular Cup Portfolio is also supported by the comprehensive, tailored educational offerings provided by the M.O.R.E. Institute. With an international network of expert surgeons, the M.O.R.E. Institute is at the forefront of education on hip procedures and products with personalized high-level educational pathways, ensuring that with Medacta, the surgeon is never alone.
To learn more about Medacta's SensiTiN DM Converter, please visit: https://www.medacta.com/EN/sensitin-dm-converter
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