Performance and Function of the Trident® II 3D printed Acetabular Component
The hip is a ball and socket joint. The ball is at the top of your thigh bone, and the socket is part of your pelvic bone.
In a total hip replacement (arthroplasty), both the ball and the socket will be replaced. The Trident® II acetabular component is a new implant that will be used to replace the socket of the hip.
Trident implants are routinely used in our hospital in patients who require a hip replacement.
Patients that meet the criteria for this study will be amongst the first to be receiving the Trident® II component as part of their routine care. Therefore, it is important to find out how the hip performs and how well patients are performing after a THR.
What we are doing
Patients will be monitored by long-term post-operation follow-up clinic appointments, x-rays and patient reported outcome questionnaires, assessing symptoms, functional limitations, awareness of the artificial joint in everyday life, health outcomes and quality of life.
This follow-up period is based on the British Orthopaedic Association (BOA) standards for introducing new implants.
Mr Simon Jameson
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust