LCU® – LINK® Classic
Hips – Primary – Cementless
The LCU® hip prosthesis system employs a straight stem with tapered lateral shoulder and osteoconductive coating.
The profile is straight with a rectangular cross-section to give the implant proximal stability. The HX® Coating ensures rapid bony integration. The CCD angle is 130° in standard and 125° in lateralizing type.
The following materials and coatings are used for LCU™ hip prosthesis stems:
- The stem is made from Tilastan® S forged Ti6Al4V alloy.
- The micro-roughness of the stem’s surface is created by corundum-blasting. This produces a regular and uniform surface micro structure with sufficient roughness for bone integration.
- A calcium phosphate layer (about 15 μm thick) is applied over the whole length of the prosthesis stem using the LEP (LINK® Electrochemical Process) HX process. This layer encourages homogeneous osseointegration.
The HX Coating is an osteoconductive coating approximately 15 μm thick. The unique electrochemical coating process results in extraordinary mechanical strength of the coating, that enables it to endure the stress of implantation. The porous cell structure of approx. 160 µm on the substrate‘s surface is retained open, due to the thin overcoat and provides an the optimal environment for osteoconduction.
Answers to Your Questions
How do I arrange a demo?
If you're interested in finding out more or seeing a demo of this product then please contact your local territory manager or get in touch via the form below.
How quickly can I recieve a loan kit?
Our standard loan kit delivery is next day. We can deliver pre 12 or pre 9 if specified at the time of booking. Same day delivery can be arranged on request but please contact us to find out more.
How do I find my local Territory Manager?
Our territory managers can be found on our Team page above. There you will find their email and phone number. If you're unsure which territory you fall in to then please contact us via the form below.
Do you create custom made products?
Custom made is an integral part of Waldemar Link. Our dedicated team of experts and engineers have produced more than 35,000 custom made prostheses to date. We are happy to discuss any case and offer our best solution. Please check out our custom made page (under products) above for more info or get in touch with your local territory manager. We'd love to hear from you.
Where are Link based?
Link UK is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and we are a subsidiary of Waldemar Link. Head office and our factory are located close to Hamburg, Germany.