Main information

  • Trade name:
  • C-TAPER ALUMINA CERAMIC HEAD - Ceramic femoral head prosthesis
  • Class:
  • Class III
  • Medicine domain:
  • Humans
  • Medicine type:
  • Medical device



  • Available in:
  • C-TAPER ALUMINA CERAMIC HEAD - Ceramic femoral head prosthesis
  • Language:
  • English

Other information


  • Source:
  • Dept. of Health,Therapeutic Goods Administration - Australia
  • Authorization number:
  • 217828
  • Last update:
  • 08-10-2017

Public Assessment Report

Public Summary

Summary for ARTG Entry:


Stryker Australia Pty Ltd - C-TAPER ALUMINA CERAMIC HEAD - Ceramic femoral head prosthesis

ARTG entry for

Medical Device Included Class III


Stryker Australia Pty Ltd

Postal Address

PO Box 970,ARTARMON, NSW, 1570


ARTG Start Date


Product category

Medical Device Class III



Approval area

Medical Devices


- The inclusion of the kind of device in the ARTG is subject to compliance with all conditions placed or imposed on the ARTG entry. Refer Part 4-5,

Division 2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 and Part 5, Division 5.2 (Conditions) of the Therapeutic Goods (Medical Devices) Regulations

2002 for relevant information.

- Breaching conditions of the inclusion related to the device of the kind may lead to suspension or cancellation of the ARTG entry; may be a criminal

offence; and civil penalties may apply.




Howmedica Osteonics Corporation

325 Corporate Drive

Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430

United States Of America


1. C-TAPER ALUMINA CERAMIC HEAD - Ceramic femoral head prosthesis

Product Type

Single Device Product

Effective date



38156 Ceramic femoral head prosthesis

Functional description

A sterile implantable ball-shaped component used to replace the anatomical Femoral Head. Intended to fit

on the trunnion of a Femoral Hip Stem and articulate with an artificial Acetabular Component. Made of

Alumina Ceramic. Comes in a range of sizes to suit patient anatomical requirements.

Intended purpose

An implantable ball-shaped component used to replace the anatomical femoral head and intended to

attach to the grunion of a femoral stem component used in a total or hemi hip joint replacement.


Painful, disabling joint disease of the hip resulting from: degenerative arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,

post-traumatic arthritis or late stage avascular necrosis. Revision of previous unsuccessful femoral head

replacement, cup arthroplasty or other procedure. Clinical management problems where arthrodesis or

alternative reconstructive techniques are less likely to achieve satisfactory results. Where bone stock is of

poor quality or is inadequate for other reconstructive techniques as indicated by deficiencies of the


Variant information

Diameter (mm) 28mm - 36mm

Offset -2.5mm to +5mm

Specific Conditions

No Specific Conditions included on Record

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