Compress® Device

When used in conjunction with the Orthopedic Salvage System or Comprehensive® Segmental Revision System, the Compress Device is designed to replace the distal and/or proximal femur and/or humerus in cases of severe bone loss. The Compress Device exemplifies Wolff’s Law – the principle that bone, when stressed, remodels to become stronger through dynamic bone compression. This creates a stable, bone-implant interface for biologic fixation1-3 and helps to prevent stress shielding. 

  • Enhances osseointegration at the bone-implant interface1-3
  • Short Compress device offering requires only 65 mm of canal for placement*
  • Standard Compress Device offering requires only 100 mm of canal for placement*
  • Distal and proximal Reduced Resection Compress bodies offer replacement constructs of 8, 9.5 and 11 cm designed to help retain as much bone as possible
  • Standard Resection Compress Device offers a minimal replacement construct of 13 cm when used with the Orthopedic Salvage System
  • Compatible with OSS Orthopedic Salvage System components


*Particularly advantageous in massive bone loss cases

Surgical Techniques

  1. Healey, J. et al. Compress Knee Arthroplasty Has 80% 10-year Survivorship and Novel Forms of Bone Failure. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2013 Mar; 471(3): 774-783.
  2. Zimel, M et al. Revision Distal Femoral Arthroplasty with the Compress Prosthesis Has a Low Rate of Mechanical Failure at 10 Years.  Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. 2016 Feb; 474(2): 528-536.
  3. Farfalli, GL et al. Early equivalence of uncemented press fit and Compress femoral fixation. Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research 2009; 467: 2792-9.

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