HIP REPLACEMENT COMPONENTSTotal joint replacement surgery, including hip replacement, is one of the most performed elective surgeries today and every system has unique design features
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There are lots of factors driving the demand for orthopedic replacements. Primarily the ageing population, which is resulting in more cases of arthritis and osteoporosis, but also the desire to maintain a more active lifestyle.
Total joint replacement surgery, including hip replacement, is one of the most performed elective surgeries today and every system has unique design features.
The need for high precision and surface quality make machining artificial hip joints a challenge. Not to mention the difficult-to-machine materials, including cobalt chrome, stainless steel and titanium for the femoral stem and acetabular cup, a ceramic or metal for a femoral head and a metal, ceramic or plastic polyethylene (UHMWPE) for the liner.
It is critical that medical manufacturing companies really understand, prioritize and act on the key cost elements which are impacting their bottom line.
Continue reading to see how Seco can be part of the solution.
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