The Polar3◊ Total Hip Solution
POLARSTEM◊ + VERILAST◊ Technology + R3◊
Trusted Technology. Trusted Performance.
Chances are, if you've landed on this site it's because you or someone you know is considering total hip replacement. Chances are also pretty good that this means you have questions... lots and lots of questions. We understand and have designed this site to answer as many of these questions as possible. However, we strongly advise that you also talk to your surgeon about these questions and about all of the information you've found on this site. After all, no website can possibly know what's best for you or any other patient. Only by talking with your surgeon about all of your options will you be able to determine the right treatment for you.
Outcomes that outperform
According to the 2017 report of the National Joint Registry for England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man (NJREW), with 99.02% implant survivorship, POLARSTEM with R3 is the best performing hip combination at 7 years regardless of fixation method.1
When compared against the class average of cementless constructs in the NJREW, POLARSTEM has a:
- 46% reduction in overall femoral revision2
- 36% reduction in risk of dislocation2
- 61% reduction in risk of aseptic loosening2
Similarly, the R3 Acetabular System has a:
- 55% reduction in the overall risk of acetabular revision3
- 77% reduction in the revision risk from aseptic loosening3
- 44% reduction in the revision risk from malalignment of the socket3
The POLAR3◊ Total Hip Solution
One of the most exciting hip replacement options on the market today is the POLAR3 Total Hip Solution. Although we call it a single solution, it is actually made up of three proprietary technologies that, when combined, can deliver extraordinary results that are designed to improve surgical outcomes and maximize patient satisfaction. Of course, you shouldn't just take our word for it. Instead, let's look at what is being reported in one of the largest joint registries around the world.
The POLAR3 System is a total hip solution, meaning that it includes a hip stem, a hip head and an acetabular cup. Together, these three components are designed to replace the ball and socket structure of your natural hip.
Important safety notes
Hip replacement surgery is intended to relieve hip pain and improve hip function. However, implants may not produce the same feel or function as your original hip. There are potential risks with hip replacement surgery such as loosening, fracture, dislocation, wear and infection that may result in the need for additional surgery. Longevity of implants depends on many factors, such as types of activities and weight. Do not perform high impact activities such as running and jumping unless your surgeon tells you the bone has healed and these activities are acceptable. Early device failure, breakage or loosening may occur if you do not follow your surgeon's limitations on activity level. Early failure can happen if you do not guard your hip joint from overloading due to activity level, failure to control body weight, or accidents such as falls. Talk to your doctor to determine what treatment may be best for you.
- National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland: 14th Annual Report. 2017
- National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Implant Summary Report for POLARSTEM, dated 16 May 2018.
- National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Implant Summary Report for R3, dated 16 May 2018
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