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Acetabular System

R3 Acetabular System

Product Information

R3 Product Information

The R3 Acetabular System combined with our portfolio of hip stems provides an advanced hip replacement system with:

  • Wide range of advanced bearing options
  • Excellent primary stability
  • Flexible instrumentation
  • Address the difficult revision cases and dislocations

R3 Design Features include:

  • Revolutionary Bearing
  • Locking Mechanism
  • Supports XLPE liners
  • OXINIUM, CoCr, and BioloxTM femoral head options
  • One simple set of instrumentation

Additions to our R3 portfolio:

Multihole shells with Constrained Liners and Big Femoral Heads.

We engineered our R3 Acetabular Cups for multiple bearing options and features that address your needs as a surgeon. R3 uses STIKTITE porous coating that is designed to enhance fixation and promote bony in-growth. The multi-bearing cup, in addition to providing flexibility for you, provides a foundation designed to reduce wear. Optimized inserts accommodate larger head sizes and help the R3 system achieve a greater range of motion. By utilizing a single set of instruments for all bearings and as the first system to offer disposable trial liners, the R3 Acetabular system gives you one way to think differently.

Liner options: XLPE

Femoral head options: OXINIUM, CoCr, and BioloxTM Delta


Design and Technology

R3 Design and Technology

Acetabular Cup

The R3 Acetabular Cup is engineered for multiple bearing options and provides a porous coating designed to enhance fixation and bony in-growth.  The multi-bearing cup, in addition to providing flexibility for you the surgeon, provides a foundation designed to reduce wear.

Liner Options

View the R3 Poly Liner Options Chart

Increased range of motion is a key design impetus for the R3 Acetabular System. The catalyst for a Revolution in Motion is a commitment to design synergy between neck geometry and liner providing maximum head/shell ratios (36mm head size - 52mm shell size).

Femoral Heads
OXINIUM , CoCr, BioloxTM Delta

Revolutionary Bearing

R3 system with OXINIUM alloy is an advanced bearing option. OXINIUM is an Oxidized Zirconium alloy (97.5% Zirconium and 2.5% Niobium) with a transformed ceramic surface providing the wear performance of ceramics and the strength of metals. This provides all of the benefits of ceramic and metal bearing technology. OXINIUM combined with our XLPE (highly cross-linked polyethylene) liner makes up our proprietary VERILAST Technology.

Learn more about VERILAST Technology for hips

Revolutionary Locking Mechanism
The unique locking mechanism of the R3 Acetabular System allows you to reposition the liner without compromising stability.

This functionality enables intraoperative adjustments for optimal liner position. Further, poly thickness isn't compromised by the liner locking mechanism allowing a 5mm thick XLPE liner, to provide greater thickness at the apex and load-bearing areas.

Revolutionary History
REFLECTION acetabular components built a legacy of success on innovation and refinement which was used as the foundation for today's R3 Acetabular System.

Critical to this success is the polished inner shell surface. The R3 Acetabular System continues this legacy by helping to reduce wear on the back-side of the liner by utilizing this polished counterface in the refined cup design.

Note: REFLECTION acetabular components built a legacy of success on innovation and refinement. The R3 Acetabular System continues this legacy by carrying over fundamental features such as the polished inner shell surface and the ability to reposition liners.


R3 Indications

Primary total hip replacement, and hip revision cases.

Hip components are indicated for individuals undergoing primary and revision surgery where other treatments or devices have failed in rehabilitating hips damaged as a result of trauma or noninflammatory degenerative joint disease (NIDJD) or any of its composite diagnoses of:

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Avascular necrosis
  • Traumatic arthritis
  • Slipped capital epiphysis
  • Fused hip
  • Fracture of the pelvis and diastrophic variant.

Hip components are also indicated for inflammatory degenerative joint disease including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Arthritis secondary to a variety of diseases and anomalies, and congenital dysplasia;
  • Treatments of nonunion
  • Femoral neck fracture
  • Trochanteric fractures of the proximal femur with head involvement that are unmanageable using other techniques
  • Endoprosthesis, femoral osteotomy
  • Girdlestone resection
  • Fracture-dislocation of the hip;
  • Correction of deformity.



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This information is intended for health care professionals in the United States only.

Caution: US Federal law restricts the sale of these devices to or on the order of a physician.