ODEV's Alpine Hip Stem Gets FDA OK

September 3, 2014

Draper, Utah, devicemaker Ortho Development said Tuesday that the first hip replacement surgeries with its Alpine hip stem will begin this month, following the receipt of FDA 510(k) clearance. The device is indicated for use in total hip arthroplasty and hemiarthroplasty procedures.

The surgeries are part of the company’s alpha launch, ODEV spokesman Chris Little told Device Daily Bulletin.

The Alpine hip stem is conical and tapered, allowing it to accommodate multiple surgical approaches to hip replacement, ODEV says. Company engineers worked with orthopedic surgeons to optimize three critical aspects of the implant: neck length and shape; medial curve geometry and fit; and overall stem length.

ODEV also produces devices for knee replacement, trauma fracture repair and spine treatment. The company’s products are available in the U.S. and Japan. — Kellen Owings

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