AltrX™ was built on the proven clinical heritage of Marathon® cross-linked polyethylene. Introduced in 1998, Marathon was the first FDA-cleared cross-linked polyethylene in orthopaedics.
The Summit™ Cemented Hip System follows the classic Charnley heritage while incorporating advancements in stem design, which address enhanced torsional stability, greater offset options and optimized cement mantle. Cobalt chrome alloy was selected for the component as its greater rigidity transmits stress more evenly throughout the cement mantle. The patented centralization system is incorporated into the design to facilitate positioning and to promote an even cement mantle. The Summit Cemented Hip, combined with an advanced cement technique and state-of-the-art mixing equipment, addresses current and future needs of today’s orthopaedic surgeon.