PINNACLE® Acetabular Cup System

PINNACLE® Hip Solutions is a modular cup system designed with a wide range of acetabular cup options, biological and mechanical fixation alternatives and advanced bearing technologies that allows surgeons the flexibility to choose intraoperatively from among the most advanced technologies available depending on their patients’ individual needs. The PINNACLE Cup celebrated 15 years of clinical heritage in 2015 and over 2 million cups* have been provided to patients worldwide.


Features & Benefits

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Multiple Fixation Options

PINNACLE Hip Solutions offers advanced GRIPTION® and POROCOAT® Porous Coatings to allow for biological fixation. DUOFIX® Porous Coating is also available on select PINNACLE® Cup styles and sizes.1-4

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ALTRX® Polyethylene Liner

ALTRX® Polyethylene Liner is an ultra-low-wear polyethylene and an advanced option in alternative bearings. The specific manufacturing process is designed to optimize the balance between wear reduction, mechanical integrity, and oxidative stability.

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BIOLOX® delta Ceramic Heads

The advanced technology of BIOLOX® delta Ceramic Heads articulating on ALTRX Polyethylene Bearings provides an alternative solution for high-demand patients. This low-wear option produces 33 percent less volumetric wear than ALTRX Polyethylene Liners with cobalt chrome heads.5

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Intraoperative Flexibility

PINNACLE Hip Solutions provides a full spectrum of shell styles, liner offerings, and offset options to address a wide variety of patient anatomies.


*DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc., Warsaw Ind.; Sales Data 2000–2021 PINNACLE Unit Sales-Worldwide
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5. Liao Y-S, Greer K, Alberts A. “Effect of head material and roughness on the wear of 7.5 Mrad crosslinked-remelted UHMWPE acetabular inserts.” Presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Orthopaedic ResearchSociety. San Francisco, CA; March 2-5, 2008. Poster 1901.

* BIOLOX® is a registered trademark of CeramTec GmbH

Please refer to the instructions for use for a complete list of indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions.

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