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Stryker Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance to Market Modular Dual Mobility Acetabular (Hip) System
Date:2/11/2011

agship mobile bearing product and was developed to enhance joint stability(1). To address limitations in stability, conventional designs focus on the use of metal-on-metal large head technologies, which, based on recent studies, suggest added risk due to metal-on-metal articulation(2). Combining an evolution in design with the only anatomic dual mobility acetabular system and its patented X3 Advanced Bearing Technology(3), Stryker Orthopaedics' Mobile Bearing Hip is designed to offer the benefits of a large diameter bearing without a metal-on-metal articulation.  

The dual points of articulation in dual mobility constructs help accommodate multi-directional movement, which provides the potential for greater range of motion(4) and reduced wear(5) compared to competitive fixed implant designs, based on laboratory testing.  

The 510(k) clearance of MDM underscores Stryker Orthopaedics' intention to lead the market in the mobile bearing hip category with products that address the limitations of competitive hip products and highlights the significant investments Stryker continues to make in its hip business.  

About Stryker OrthopaedicsStryker Orthopaedics is a division of the Stryker Corporation, one of the world's leading medical technology companies. Stryker Orthopaedics offers an extensive orthopaedic product portfolio including hip, knee and upper extremity reconstructive devices, bone cement, trauma implants, bone substitutes and spine systems. For more information about Stryker Orthopaedics, visit: http://www.stryker.com/enus/products/Orthopaedics/index.htm.

About StrykerStryker is one of the world's leading medical technology companies and is dedicated to helping healthcare professionals perform their jobs more efficiently while enhancing patient care. The Company provides innovative orthopaedic implants as well as state-of-the-art medical a
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