A Clinical Investigation of the Balance® Microplasty™ Hip System
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Ages Eligible for Study:
18 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
Patients requiring relief from painful or disabling joint disease
Non-inflammatory degenerative joint disease including osteoarthritis and avascular necrosis
Correction of functional deformity.
Treatment of non-union, femoral neck fracture, and trochanteric fractures of the proximal femur with head involvement, unmanageable by other techniques.
Revision of previously failed femoral head resurfacing component
Absolute contraindications include:
Relative contraindications include:
uncooperative patient or patient with neurologic disorders who are incapable of following directions,
metabolic disorders which may impair bone formation,
distant foci of infections which may spread to the implant site,
rapid joint destruction, marked bone loss or bone resorption apparent on roentgenogram,
vascular insufficiency, muscular atrophy, or neuromuscular disease.