Smith+Nephew Hits Milestone with OXINIUM Advanced Bearing System Implants

By Julie A. Vetalice

Smith+Nephew Hits Milestone with OXINIUM Advanced Bearing System Implants

Over two million patients have been treated with implants made from Smith+Nephew's OXINIUM™ Technology, a proprietary oxidized zirconium alloy used in hip and knee replacements.

OXINIUM combines the strength of metal with the wear resistance of ceramic. The technology is used throughout the company's portfolio:

  • POLAR3™ Total Hip Solution - The POLARSTEM™ cementless stem plus the R3™ Acetabular System, featuring OXINIUM on the XLPE bearing couple
  • OR3O™ Dual Mobility System - Uses new OXINIUM™ DH (Diffusion Hardened) Technology
  • The JOURNEY™ II Total Knee System and JOURNEY II Unicompartmental Knee

"Smith+Nephew is proud to have an extensive history of innovation, highlighted by one of the flagship bearing materials in all of orthopaedics. OXINIUM has helped over two million patients get back on their feet and we look forward to seeing millions more live their life unlimited in the future," said Randy Kilburn, Smith+Nephew Senior Vice President of Global and Commercial Marketing, Orthopaedics.

Product Labels: Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement