The FDA cleared San Diego-based Kyocera Medical Corp.'s Initia Total Hip System.
Here are four takeaways:
1. Initia features Kyocera Medical's BIOCERAM AZU zirconia-toughened alumina ceramic femoral heads.
2. Surgeons may also purchase the system with cobalt chrome femoral heads, which are matched to cross-linked polyethylene acetabular liners.
3. The system is available in 16 taper-wedge stem sizes, with 12 of those available in the United States.
4. Kyocera Medical manufactures implantable systems and advanced ceramic components.