A PINNACLE® Acetabular Cup System Product Information Provided by DePuy Orthopaedics, Inc.


ULTAMET® Metal-on-Metal Articulation has been thoroughly tested over more than a decade, undergoing dozens of tests to better understand how the implant would wear, the implant’s strength, and other important performance characteristics.

In the laboratory, ULTAMET Metal-on-Metal testing was carried out for:

  • Wear
  • Friction
  • Corrosion
  • Metrology/microstructure analysis
  • Push in/push out
  • Lever out
  • Fatigue
  • Torque
  • Hardness
  • Sphericity
  • Surface roughness