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- The Gladiator® bipolar acetabular system is a bipolar
hip implant design that features a cross-linked
polyethylene bearing surface with a lock detail
enhanced for strength. Historical concerns with
traditional bipolar designs have included loosening of
the insert, disassociation of the head from the shell,
and osteolysis resulting from polyethylene wear. This
system is designed to address these concerns and give
surgeons greater confidence when using a bipolar

- With design advances to the lock detail and bearing
surface, the Gladiator® bipolar hip system is a next
generation bipolar implant design. Additionally,
advancements were made to the instrumentation to
simplify surgical processes for the surgeon and OR
staff. With the A-Class® highly cross-linked bearing
surface pre-assembled in the shell, the Gladiator®
implant requires no assembly or disassembly at any

Design features:

- Pre-assembled shell and liner
- Reduces operative steps and the risk for
- Internal locking ring
- Enhanced locking mechanism strength1,2
- A-Class highly cross-linked polyethylene bearing


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