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Avantage 3P

  • Cementless dual mobility cup with additional “3 point” fixation
  • Indicated for primary, revision and fracture in the treatment of patients at risk of instability

  • Paprosky grade 1, 2A and 2C










Avantage Acetabular System

Leading European national hip registries report that 12 to 16% of revision hip surgeries are due to dislocation1-3. This issue affects between 12,000 and 22,000 patients annually and therefore generates an estimated cost to healthcare providers of €58M to €78M each year4
Avantage is a Dual Mobility Acetabular System introduced by Biomet in 1998, to address patients with high risk of dislocation. Since 2005, the Avantage system has been the N°1 cementless and cemented dual mobility cup on the market5.


Key Features:

Dual Mobility Concept:

  • High range of motion
  • Low risk of dislocation
  • Low risk of PE wear
  • High long term stability

Proprietary Shell Design:

  • Superior Cap helps reduce risk of superior dislocation
  • Anatomic aperture helps reduce risk of impingement and increases ROM
  • Flattened pole helps increase peripheral load
  • Smooth superior-inferior transition helps reduce soft tissue irritation

E1 Antioxidant Infused Technology

  • Maximized strength
  • Maximized wear resistance
  • Prevention of oxidation

 Clinical Success:

  • 96.9% survival rate @ 9 years, National Joint Registry - England, Wales and NI6
  • 96.3% survival rate @ mean 7.2 years, Fresard et al, Multicentre Study7
  • 0.36% dislocation rate8
  • 7B ODEP rating



  1. Swedish Hip Arthroplasty Registry (2012)
  2. National Joint Registry for England Wales and Northern Island, 10th Annual Report, 2013
  3. Danish Hip Arthroplasty Register, Annual Report, 2011
  4. Biomet Market Analysis  - see appendix  for workings and references.
  5. Eucomed data reports. Period: 2005-2013
  6. NJR data extract, March 2014 – analysed by Biomet
  7. Fresard, PL. et al. Seven-year results of a press-fit, hydroxyapatite-coated double mobility acetabular component in patients aged 65 years or older. European Journal of Orthopeadic Surgery and Traumatology. 23:425–429, 2013.
  8. Mukka, S. et al. Dual Mobility Cups for Preventing Early Hip Arthroplasty Dislocation in Patients at Risk: Experience in a County Hospital. Orthopedic Reviews (Pavia). 5(2): e10, 2013.