What is Smith & Nephew’s R3 Acetabular Hip Replacement System?

By: Ani Barsamian, JD

Smith & Nephew, PLC is the manufacturer of the R3 Acetabular System.  The R3 Acetabular System is a metal-on-metal hip replacement system that is composed of two parts: the metal head which replaces the rounded ball of the thighbone and the metal-lined cup which replaces the hip socket.