The concept of double mobility was developed by Prof. Gilles Bousquet in 1975, with the aim of treating recurrent hip luxations.13 The system consists of a metal casing with a highly polished internal surface and a movable polyethylene inlay, inside which a press-fitted prosthesis head moves. This provides a greater range of motion with less abrasion14, 15, 16 and reduced risk of luxation.15, 17, 18 It was on the basis of this principle that the BiMobile Acetabular Cup System came about.
The development of the bimobile acetabular cup system drew on many years of experience with successful implant systems and fixation concepts plus state-of-the-art material and coating technologies. The result is the versatile LINK BiMobile Acetabular Cup System.
The cementless LINK BiMobile Acetabular Cup is available with a TiCaP double coating. The TiCaP double coating combines the properties of a highly porous layer of pure titanium for primary fixation and an osteoconductive3 calcium phosphate coating, which together provide optimal primary and secondary implant stability.4, 5 A supportive macrostructure on the cup equator increases the primary stability.9
Highly wear-resistant cup1, 2, 6
The Link BiMobile Dual Mobility System is available in two versions, either cemented or cementless. The metal casings in both versions are fabricated from biocompatible, sturdy EndoDur CoCrMo material.1, 2 The inner surface is highly polished in order to keep abrasion to a minimum.
Use of known anchoring techniques
The cemented BiMobile Acetabular Cup has a finely matt-finished SatinLink surface, which is also a feature of the SP II stems. Latitudinal and longitudinal groove-like structures reinforce the fixation and allow air to escape when the implant is pressed into the cement bed.
The inlays are available in UHMWPE and E-Dur (X-LINKed Vit-E PE) and can be combined with Link prosthesis heads made of CoCrMo or ceramic with a 22 or 28 mm diameter.
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Internal document W. LINK (DOC-08553)
Internal document W. LINK (DOC-08695)
Loving L, Herrera L, Banerjee S, Heffernan C, Nevelos J, Markel DC, Mont MA. 2015. Dual mobility bearings withstand loading from steeper cup-inclinations without substantial wear. J Orthop Res. 33(3):398-404.
Internal document W. LINK (DOC-08847)
Internal document W. LINK (DOC-07974)
Noyer, D., Canton, J. H. (2016). Once upon a time… Dual mobility: hi story. International Orthopaedics Vol. 41 - No. 3 (March 2017): 611-618
Charnley, John. „The long-term results of low-friction arthroplasty of the hip performed as a primary intervention.“ Bone & Joint Journal 54.1 (1972): 61-76.
Philippot, R., Camilleri, J. P., Boyer, B., et al. (2009). The use of a dual-articulation acetabular cup system to prevent dislocation after primary total hip arthroplasty : analysis of 384 cases at a mean follow-up of 15 years . SICOT 33: 927-932.
Wroblewski, B., Siney, P., Flemin, P. (2009). The principle of low frictional torque in the Charnley total hip replacement. JBJS (Br) Vol. 91-B(7): 855-858.
Stroh, D. Alex, et al. "Dual-mobility bearings: a review of the literature." Expert review of medical devices 9.1 (2012): 23-31.
Nevelos, J., Bhimji, S., Macintyre, J., et al. (2010). Acetabular Bearing Design Has a Greater Influence on Jump Distance than Head Size. 56th Annual ORS Meeting: Poster #2028.