ECHELON◊ hip implants are part of a family of femoral stems that address Primary and Revision situations. With one set of instruments, a variety of stems can be implanted. For the patient, ECHELON stems are designed with the goal of providing long-term, pain-free restoration of joint function and normal hip biomechanics. Primary System released in 1999.
• Range of Motion
Neck Offset Options
Standard and high offset options are available to ensure the appropriate joint tension.
Optimized 12/14 Taper
Modular femoral heads are locked onto the stem with an optimized 12/14 taper which contributes to an increased range of motion.
Circulotrapezoidal neck provides increased range of motion compared to a circular neck of the same strength. Polished surface improves fatigue strength.
The ECHELON implants feature a threaded driving platform with an elliptical slot for rotational and axial implant control during insertion.
Lateral shoulder is rounded to minimize the risk of fracturing the greater trochanter during stem insertion.
Lateral Proximal Flare
ECHELON has a 3 degree proximal anterior / posterior flare to improve proximal fill, without preventing implant seating.
RoughCoat TM porous coating increases the friction between the implant and the bone, improving implant stability and providing a porous surface for bone ingrowth
All ECHELON implants are manufactured from Cobalt Chromium allowing for extensive porous coating of the stem.
ECHELON Primary stems are offered in 1mm increments to minimize bone removal and provide optimum canal fill.
The ECHELON system offers distal flutes to increase rotational stability.
The distal slot eases stem insertion, reduces the risk of fracture and reduces distal stem stiffness.
Distal Bullet Tip
The bullet tip reduces the stress between the distal implant tip and the bone to minimize end-of-stem thigh pain.