Wright’s new CONSERVE® PLUS Total Resurfacing Hip System has many design advantages:
Designed to preserve bone
Designed to more accurately reproduce a patient’s anatomy
Designed to contain no plastic parts
Designed to allow patients to maintain an active lifestyle
Designed to more easily allow revision (if necessary) since it does not violate the femoral canal
The CONSERVE® PLUS Total Resurfacing Hip System is composed of the following parts: the CONSERVE® PLUS Acetabular Shell and the CONSERVE® PLUS Femoral Component. Both parts are available in many different sizes.
CONSERVE® PLUS Femoral Component: The femoral component replaces a portion of the ball-shaped bone at the top of your thigh (femoral head) and has a small stem that is inserted into the top of your thighbone (femur). The femoral component is attached to your thighbone (femur) with bone cement.CONSERVE® PLUS Acetabular Shell: The shell replaces the damaged surface of your hip socket (acetabulum) and is attached initially by an interference fit (press-fit) and over time by tissue and/or bone growth (biological fixation) into the shell’s outer porous coating.The femoral component moves within the cup. The surfaces that rub against each other are made from highly polished metal. This type of hip device is called a metal-on-metal hip resurfacing device.