A mid-stem modular junction allows for the selection of a proximal body design independent of the choice for a distal stem design. The mid-stem design also allows for completely independent proximal/distal implant positioning and component sizing. This enables a wide variety of bone conditions to be accommodated that are often not fully revealed until the time of surgery. ZMR implants are available in either a standard junction design or with an extra large junction (XL junction) for larger patients or for those patients whose femur may not provide adequate proximal support.
The system also accommodates a number of fixation philosophies, including distal fixation, proximal fixation, and extensive porous fixation.
The ZMR® Hip System includes 3 distinct porous body styles.
Straight and bowed spline stems are available in up to 3 stem lengths, in 6 diameters, to optimise patient fit. The coronal slot makes the distal stem more flexible, allowing for easier stem insertion.
Straight and bowed porous stems are available in up to 3 stem lengths, in 8 diameters, to optimise patient fit. The porous stems are coated with plasma-sprayed tivanium® 6Al-4V alloy to allow for biological fixation.
The corundumised, splined taper stem is designed to provide distal fixation that transmits axial, torsional, and bending loads to the adjacent bone.