Memphis, Tennessee - Active Implants Corp. has received CE Class III Certification for its TriboFit Hip System used in hip joint reconstruction, the company said 1 Sep.
Tribo fit employs "the only pliable, medical grade polycarbonate-urethane (PCU) acetabular implant available today," the statement said.
"The achievement of the CE Class III designation and the clinical experience of the TriboFit acetabular Buffer represent an important step in validating the use of polycarbonate-urethane as a new bearing material in human hip joint reconstruction," said Richard Treharne, vice president, Orthopaedic Research, Active Implants.
The TriboFit uses a new, low wear PCU material that is hydrophilic and features characteristics similar to human cartilage because it is a pliable and durable material, the company added. (RD)