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The Metha Short Hip Stem prosthesis represents a new generation of implants for hip endoprosthesis. It combines two advantages: minimal stem size and a circumferential coating. The implant design enables minimally invasive procedures.

The design continues on the positive experience with non-cemented stems fixated by metaphyseal anchoring. The prosthesis concept allows implantation via the base of the femoral neck, with conservative treatment of the bone in the femoral neck and in the greater trochanter region, preserving the bone, soft tissue and muscle.

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The three CCD angle specifications of 135°, 130° and 120° of the Metha® system provide a variety of offset options for the stem implantation. The varus-valgus variability of the Metha® Stem position of approximately 20° allows further optimization of the patient-specific hip joint reconstruction.

Metha® features the proximal rough Plasmapore® titanium microporous coating for cementless implantation. An additional 20 μ-m calcium phosphate layer is applied electrochemically. This thin layer has an osteoconductive effect and accelerates contract between the bone and the prosthesis stem.

The higher osteotomy and the more medical location of the femoral access make Metha® ideally siuted for minimally invasive implantation techniques. The instrument range has been carefully and specially designed for such procedures and provides excellent support for the most common hip approaches.
In the supine position, the antero-lateral, the direct lateral and the direct anterior approach are possible. In lateral position, the direct lateral, the antero-lateral and the posterior approach.


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