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Turning Complex Hip Revisions Into Efficient, Reproducible Surgeries With The New REDAPT™ Revision Femoral System From Smith & Nephew

LONDON, Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Smith & Nephew (LSE: SN, NYSE: SNN), the global medical technology business, announces the launch of their new REDAPT™ Revision Femoral System. Designed to bring the concept of personalized patient treatments to the revision hip market, the new system's versatility allows surgeons to effectively recreate a patient's unique functionality while quickly and easily addressing issues such as poor bone quality and proximal/distal mismatch.

"With other revision systems, the main goal is simply to provide a patient with a stable joint," says Dr. Reid Brown of Louisville Bone and Joint Specialists in Kentucky. "REDAPT changes these outcome expectations to include the type of functional standards typically associated with primary total hip replacements. And, it does so with streamlined, reproducible instrumentation and a shorter learning curve."  

Unlike many of the other revision systems, the REDAPT System's unique and efficient surgical technique allows a surgeon to prepare the femoral canal and complete full hip range of motion tests completely off its instrumentation. This gives the surgeon an ability to determine precise implant position for optimal stability before introducing a solid stem, predictably within the femoral canal. The advantage of the solid, monolithic stem is that it means a surgeon can avoid placing a modular, mid-stem junction at a critical, high stress location for the stem.

Also contributing to the system's overall versatility are its two available stem styles – a Proximally Fluted (PF), or sleeveless, stem for use when proximal bone defects are limited, and a Modular Sleeved (MS) stem for cases where proximal and distal bone defects are more prevalent. During pre-launch evaluation, both stem styles received very positive reviews from surgeons. In particular, surgeons appreciated the REDAPT System's ability to provide reproducible stem positioning due to its taper design, precision instrumentation and use of Smith & Nephew's proprietary ROCKTITE™ Flutes, which deliver "rock-solid" distal fixation in all defect types.

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