Balgrist Socket and ZW Stem (Implant 2104021)

About Balgrist Socket and ZW Stem (Implant 2104021)

Balgrist Socket: Unsealed ring of titanium blades fixed only around the circumference of the acetabulum.  Polyethylene articulation insert.  No longer manufactured.

ZW Stem:  Zweymuller Stem
Copies;  Bicon by Smith & Nephew, DiaLoc by Implantcast, C2 by Lima, Profemur by Wright

Manufacturer:  Allo Pro, later Sulzer under the name Zweymuller.

See link to the right for a surgical technique for the Zweymuller stem.

Courtesy of Dr. Jan Hach
Czech Republic

CLICK HERE for a link to Dr. Hach's blog article about ARMD (Adverse Reaction to Metal Debris) from cement additives and titanium.

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