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Cemented and Cementless Stem System

POLARSTEM primary hip stem


The POLARSTEM has been clinically used since 2002 with excellent clinical results for over 10 years1,2 and is based on a philosophy that has yielded excellent clinical results in the last +25 years.3,4

The simple surgical technique leads to reproducible results and allows implantation using both conventional and minimally invasive techniques.2,5-9

The POLARSTEM can be used for all standard femoral morphologies. The range of stems allows the implant to be matched to the vast majority of bone sizes, thereby reproducing the natural hip architecture.6

POLAR3 is the primary hip replacement construct of choice:

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1Subject to the indications, contraindications, risk factors, intraoperative, postoperative and other guidance provided in the instructions for use and surgical technique brochure. Cementless and cemented stem options for different intramedullary anatomies and bone qualities (Surgical technique Lit. 1513, Instruction for use Lit. 12.23, X-Ray templates Lit. 2193, 2196)

2Easy implantation with state-of-the-art less-invasive approaches, such as the direct anterior approach. (Product description Lit. 1640)

3Tested and approved with appropriately sized femoral head options offered by Smith&Nephew. Stainless steel heads should not be combined with titanium stems. (Instruction for use Lit. 12.23 and information Lit. 2174)

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The POLARSTEM Standard and Lateral Femoral Stems with Ti/HA are indicated for:

  • Advanced degeneration of the hip joint as a result of degenerative, post-traumatic or rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Fracture or avascular necrosis of the femoral head
  • Failure of previous hip surgery: joint reconstruction, internal fixation, arthrodesis, hemiarthroplasty, surface replacement arthroplasty, or total hip replacement


The POLARSTEM Standard and Lateral Femoral Stem with Ti/HA is intended for single use only and is to be implanted without bone cement.