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What are some highly rated hip implants?

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As of 2015, the highest rated total hip replacement systems are the Corail and Corail AMT Total Hip System and the C-Stem Total Hip System, both manufactured by DePuy. In addition to total hip systems, hip implants are sold as two separate components, acetabular cups and femoral stems. B Braun, JRI Orthopaedics, DePuy, Smith & Nephew, Stryker and Zimmer Biomet all manufacture cups and stems which have been awarded the highest possible rating for hip implants.

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A few acetabular cups award with the highest possible rating include the Plasmacup SC by B Braun, JRI Muller Type and Furlong HAC cups by JRI Orthopaedics, Duraloc & Duraloc Option and Charnley/Elite Plus Ogee cups by DePuy, Allofit and Trilogy cups by Zimmer Biomet, Exeter Contemporary and ABG II UHMWPE/Duration cups by Stryker, and Opera and Reflection cups by Smith & Nephew.

The BiContact Cementless stem by B Braun, Furlong HAC and Furlong Modular stems by JRI Orthopaedics, Synergy and Exeter stems by Stryker, MS-30 and VerSys Fibremetal Taper Coat stems by Zimmer Biomet and Charnley Low Friction Arthroplasty stem by DePuy all have the highest rating for stems.

Following market approval from the Food and Drug Administration, the United States does not have an independent rating system in place for orthopedic implants. However, the Orthopaedic Data Evaluation Panel in Europe rates orthopedic implant products from all over the world. ODEP ratings consist of a letter, a number and a star. The letter represents the amount of evidence and data provided by the manufacturer, the number represents the number of years (up to 10) that the product has been in use and the star signifies that the available evidence is very strong above an A rating. The highest ODEP rating is 10A*.

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