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An International First for Ireland

PEI is delighted to announce that it has become part of an international first for Ireland in Hip Replacement.

Two surgeons, Mr Derek Bennett of Mayo General Hospital and Mr Ian Browne of Musgrave Park Hospital in Belfast were the first in the world, outside of the USA, to implant the new Tri-Lock® Bone Preservation Stem (BPS).

The Tri-Lock® Hip System is a new tapered-wedge titanium stem from DePuy, that is engineered to preserve the natural anatomy, to deliver predictable performance, to contribute to OR efficiency and to deliver a high level of functional restoration to patients.

According to Daniel Gannon, a leading US surgeon and one of the first to implant the new stem, "The new Tri-Lock® Bone Preservation Stem is less invasive when compared to more traditional systems, while maintaining the 27-year clinical heritage of the Tri-Lock® philosophy, with advancements in implant and instrument design enabling the surgeon's preferred technique. This hip system is engineered to offer a high level of stability and can be combined with many of DePuy's high performance bearing products, including metal-on-metal and ceramic-on-polyethylene, that can potentially reduce wear."



First introduced in 1981, the Tri-lock® stem, has a long clinical heritage; a full range of  consistency in size and now features the unique GriptionTM coating, for maximum fixation.

"The Tri-lock® stem and PinnacleTM cup with GriptionTM bring together a number of advances in hip replacements in a single easy to use system. The trabecular coating on both the femoral and acetabular components is combined with large diameter head options, ceramic on metal bearings, variable offset and user friendly instrumentation".

Mr Derek Bennett,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Mayo General Hospital


"As a revision surgeon, I find Tri-lock® to be a most forgiving uncemented stem with many options".

Mr Ian Browne,
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Musgrave Park Hospital





In the coming weeks and months, Ireland will be central in the international adoption of Tri-lock®, hosting International Centres of Excellence and International faculty members.

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