Zimmer walks away with FDA hip "OK":
This article was originally published in Clinica
The FDA has given 510(k) clearance for Zimmer to sell its EPOCH Hip Prosthesis in the US, which the company claims avoids the problem of "stress shielding", as it more closely mimics the bending stiffness of bone than rival products. The larger sizes of the device, which incorporates a flexible polymer material as an intermediate layer, are up to 75% more flexible than comparable fully porous coated implants, notes the Warsaw, Indiana firm.
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