The tried-and-tested head adapter system in 12/14 and 14/16 Offset variants
Today, the modular BioBall® system is available in practically certified endoprosthetic clinic in Germany. Over the past twenty years, it has established itself in arthroplastic hip revision surgery, proving its worth around the world.
Merete’s titanium adapter compensate misalignment between prosthesis stems and acetabular cups. Offset adapters allow medialisation or lateralisation as well as correction of retro- or antetorsion when correcting femoral neck length.
The BioBall® adapter’s variable neck lengths and range of options in terms of both sliding pairs and head sizes allow intraoperative problem-solving, the advantages of which have been described in the literature many times over. The BioBall® Adapter also helps improve the patient’s gait and reduce the risk of dislocation.
Moreover, the system represents a supplementary treatment option for primary operations, in particular for intraoperative correction of misalignments.
They are available as Offset Adapters in the following sizes and materials:
(titanium alloy =TiAl6V4 ELI)
BioBall DELTA™ Ceramic Head (*BIOLOX® delta) or BioBall® Metal Head (**Vivium™ = High Nitrogen Stainless Steel)
BioBall® Metal Head (**Vivium™ = High Nitrogen Stainless Steel)
*BIOLOX® delta is a registered trademark of CeramTec GmbH www.ceramtec.de.
**Vivium® is a registered trademark of Merete GmbH (High Nitrogen Stainless Steel DIN ISO 5832-9).
BioBall® Adapter System instrument tray, 12/14 and 14/16, non-sterile
Colour-coded holders for test components
Laser markings / labels on the bottom of the tray help users sort and select components reliably
BioBall® AdapterSelector™ 12/14 and 14/16 for intraoperative checking of taper geometry on in situ stems
BioBall® Trial Adapters for 12/14 and 14/16 Standard and Offset tapers; radiopaque and clamping
BioBall® Trial Heads; Ø 28 mm, Ø 32 mm, Ø 36 mm and Ø 40 mm; radiopaque and clamping
Separating instrument to separate BioBall® head and adapter
Additional adapter sleeves for separating size 12/14 Standard S or 14/16 Standard M adapters
Universal handle with separator wedge for separating the head from an in situ stem taper
Impactor for attaching the head and BioBall® Adapter to an in situ stem taper
BioBall® Offset Position Assistant 12/14 and 14/16 for visualisation/testing of BioBall® Adapter Offset settings
Used in combination with BioBall® Adapters on in situ prosthesis stems (or in primary operations, in the case of 12/14 adapters):
Sliding pair revisions
Intra-operative correction of offset, neck length, lateralisation or antetorsion/retrotorsion with anchored prosthetic stem
12/14 Adapter: intraoperative correction of offset, neck length, lateralisation or antetorsion/retrotorsion, including during primary surgery
Click here for various case studies related to the BioBall® Adapter System. If you have any questions regarding individual treatment strategies or would like more information, please contact Customer Service.
Case Study Groin pressure pain with shortened leg length Prof. Rudert Prof. Hoberg