Current News

PINNACLE Acetabular Cup System reaches 15 year anniversary

The first PINNACLE® Acetabular cups, from DePuy Synthes were implanted on this day 17th of July 2000. In the intervening 15 years, the System has grown to become one of the most widely used and clinically successful modular acetabular cup systems for hip replacement. Since its first implantation, the PINNACLE Acetabular Cup System has been provided for more than 1.5 million patients.1
One of the first cups was implanted by William Barrett MD.
“On July 17th 2000 I had the honour of implanting one of the first PINNACLE acetabular cups. This represented the combined efforts of the eight person design team. Since that first implantation I have used PINNACLE in nearly all my patients, ranging from the small to the large acetabulum, and from the straight forward primary to the complex revision.
Since day one the PINNACLE system has offered a reliable solution in my hands. I believe that my patients receive an implant that continues to offer advanced technology and published results that I am proud to share.”
The success of the system is widely reported.

  • In 2014 the PINNACLE Acetabular Cup System was awarded a 10A ODEP rating by the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel.1
  • 100% survivorship for revision related to wear or loosening of the PINNACLE, minimum 10 years.2
  • 100% radiographic osseo-integration of the PINNACLE cup, average 8.89 years.2
  • PINNACLE has over 1.5 million unit sales worldwide since its introduction.3
  • 100% survivorship for reoperation related to wear at 10 years.4
  • No osteolysis at a minimum of 10 years follow up in patients under 30 years.5
  • 2.33% cumulative revision rate at 7 years for the CORAIL® PINNACLE construct with a metal on polyethylene bearing, reported in the National Joint Registry for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.6
  • 95.2% survival estimate for CORAIL PINNACLE at 10 years (22,250 implantations), reported in the Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry.7

If you would like more information about the system, please contact your local PEI hospital representative or call PEI at +353 1 419 6900.


1. Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel. ODEP product ratings. Available from URL: http// [Accessed 08/07/2014].
2. Bedard N, Callaghan J, Stefl M, Williams T, Liu S, Goetz D. Fixation and Wear with Contemporary Acetabular Components and Cross-Linked Polyethylene at 10-Year Follow-Up. Journal of Arthroplasty. 2014; 29: 1961-1969.
3. Data on file, DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.
4. Engh CA Jr., Hopper RH Jr., Huynh C, Ho H, Sritulanondha S, Engh CA Sr. A Prospective Randomized Study of Cross-Linked and Non-Cross-Linked Polyethylene for Total Hip Arthroplasty at 10 –Year Follow Up, Journal of Arthroplasty. 2012; 27: (8 Suppl 1) S2-7
5. Kim YH, Park JW, Patel CP, Kim DY. Polyethylene Wear and Osteolysis After Cementless Total Hip Arthroplasty with Alumina-on-Highly Cross-Linked Polyethylene Bearings in Patients Younger Than Thirty Years of Age. JBJS. 2013; 95: 1088-1093
6. National Joint Registry for England, Wales & Northern Ireland 10th Annual Report 2014. Available from URL: Table 3.10. Page 51.
7. Australian Orthopaedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry. Annual Report. Adelaide: AOA; 2014. Available from URL:  Table HT13. Page 77.

February 2020
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8