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Smith+Nephew reports promising early results for new OR3O™ Dual Mobility System for total hip arthroplasty

Smith+Nephew’s OR3O Dual Mobility Hip System paired with POLARSTEM Cementless

LONDON, May 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN,NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, today announces its newly launched OR3O Dual Mobility System for total hip arthroplasty (THA) has received encouraging results from early surgeon experience. Utilizing proprietary OXINIUM™ DH Technology, the OR3O system offers the benefits of dual mobility – increased range of motion and “jump distance”1* – while also incorporating unique material advantages.

“The OR3O Dual Mobility System allows me to address multiple patient types, as I have implanted the system in the hypermobile primary all the way to complex revisions. Compared to other designs, the liner is easier to seat and lock inside the shell. The instruments and trials allow for a simple procedure. I could not be more satisfied with my clinical experience,” said Dr. Stephen Duncan at The University of Kentucky.

While current systems offer modular, dual mobility options with cobalt chrome liners, the OR3O Dual Mobility System utilizes Smith+Nephew’s latest advanced bearing surface, OXINIUM DH (Diffusion Hardened), for its liner, as well as an OXINIUM femoral head and highly cross-linked polyethylene (XLPE) insert. Hip implants made with OXINIUM Technology have shown reduced wear profiles and minimized corrosion when compared to hip implants made from cobalt chrome.2  

“I am excited about what the OR3O Dual Mobility System can offer my patients as part of the hip care continuum. The system is uniquely set apart by offering OXINIUM DH Technology in a dual-bearing construct, and so far early case outcomes have been great,” said Dr. Edwin Su at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, NY.

Dual mobility solutions for the hip have been in clinical use for decades;3,4 however, a modular design that allows for internal screw fixation in the shell was introduced in 2010. Since its introduction, this segment continues to grow and is used to treat indications across the total hip spectrum from primary total hips all the way to complex revisions.

“The successful introduction of the OR3O Dual Mobility System into this growing category is a significant win for Smith+Nephew,” said Skip Kiil, President of Orthopaedics at Smith+Nephew. “Introducing an OXINIUM DH liner option and offering OXINIUM with XLPE throughout the entire size range sets our portfolio apart from the competition.”

Smith+Nephew’s OR3O Dual Mobility System is available in the United States for both primary and revision applications and offers cross-compatibility with the R3™ and REDAPT™ acetabular systems.

Invitation to Smith+Nephew Virtual Experience
OR3O will be showcased at Smith+Nephew’s virtual experience. Replacing cancelled in-person trade shows and training events such as the AAOS Annual Meeting, customers can explore an interactive, virtual view of Smith+Nephew technology, innovation and new products across Orthopaedics, Robotics, Sports Medicine, Wound and ASC virtual display areas and download specific content about products and techniques of interest.

References
*The jumping distance (JD) is the degree of lateral translation of the femoral head center required before dislocation occurs

  1. Sariali E, Lazennec JY, Khiami F & Catonné Y. Mathematical evaluation of jumping distance in total hip arthroplasty, Acta Orthopaedica. 2009;80(3): 277-282.  
  2. Parikh A; Pawar V; Sprague J. Long-term Simulator Wear Performance of an Advanced Bearing Technology for THA. Poster Presented at ORS. 2013; Poster No:1028.
  3. Hampton C; Weitzler L; Baral E; Wright TM; Bostrom MPG. Do oxidized zirconium heads decrease tribocorrosion in total hip arthroplasty. Bone Joint J. 2019; 101-B: pp.386–389.
  4. Boyer, B; Philippot, R; Geringer J; Farizon F. Primary total hip arthroplasty with dual mobility socket to prevent dislocation: a 22-year follow-up of 240 hips. International Orthopaedics (SICOT), 36, 2012, 511-518.
  5. Reina, N; Pereek, A; Krych, AJ; Pagnano, MW; Berry, DJ; Abdel MP. Dual-Mobility Constructs in Primary and Revision Total Hip Arthroplasty: A Systematic Review of Comparative Studies. The Journal of Arthroplasty, 34, 2019, 594-603.

About Smith+Nephew
Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology business that exists to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose ‘Life Unlimited’. Our 17,500+ employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients’ lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Advanced Wound Management and Sports Medicine & ENT.

Founded in Hull, UK, in 1856, we now operate in more than 100 countries, and generated annual sales of $5.1 billion in 2019. Smith+Nephew is a constituent of the FTSE100 (LSE:SN,NYSE:SNN). The terms ‘Group’ and ‘Smith+Nephew’ are used to refer to Smith & Nephew plc and its consolidated subsidiaries, unless the context requires otherwise.

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Chris J. Stewart

Chris currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Surgio Health as well as COO at Ortho Spine Partners. Chris has close to 20 years of healthcare management experience with an infinity to improve healthcare delivery through the development and implementation of innovative solutions that solve real problems that result in improved efficiencies, reduction of unnecessary financial & clinical variation, and help drive better patient outcomes. Previously, Chris was assistant vice president and business unit leader for HPG/HCA. He has presented at numerous healthcare forums on topics that include disruptive innovation, physician engagement, shifting reimbursement models, cost per clinical episode and the future of supply chain delivery.

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