The Alpine Hip Stem has been developed for use in total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty procedures.

ODEV said that Alpine was developed based on the clinically-proven conical tapered hip stem philosophy.

The firm’s engineers have worked with a select team of orthopedic surgeons to advance known concepts and principles, which are used in the development of new product.

Engineers have worked with orthopedic surgeons to optimize three critical aspects of the implant, which include neck length and shape, medial curve geometry and fit, and overall stem length.

Ortho Development president Brent Bartholomew said the company has taken decades-old concept and developed a modern product, which will accommodate multiple surgical approaches to hip replacement.

"Currently, this type of tapered stem is being used in over 30 percent of hip replacement procedures, and we expect Alpine will become a major contributor to our future growth," Bartholomew added.

ODEV develops and markets devices for knee and hip joint replacement, trauma fracture repair, and spine treatment. The firm’s products are available in the US and Japan.

Image: ODEV’s Alpine Hip Stem has received FDA approval. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/Ortho Development Corporation.