No other porous material so closely resembles the structure, function
and physiology of trabecular bone.
Trabecular Metal Material is a highly porous structure with a
nano-textured strut architecture that creates an initial scratch fit
and facilitates the long-term biologic attachment of orthopaedic
implants via bone ingrowth. Trabecular Metal Material is the
most advanced fixation surface available for orthopaedic implants.
Clinical use since 1997 demonstrates that this innovative technology
provides excellent initial scratch fit and stable, long-term fixation.
No other porous metal material so closely resembles the structure,
function and physiology of cancellous bone.
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Trabecular Metal has a coefficient of friction of .98 against
cancellous bone. This produces a good "scratch fit" and
increases the material's initial fixation and stability to bone. Good
initial fixation secures the implant in place, allowing time for bony
ingrowth and ongrowth.
Trabecular Metal Material is ductile, which means it has a
"bend before break" quality. The structure of Trabecular
Metal allows it to withstand physiological loading. Its
flexibility is similar to bone and in turn reduces the potential for
stress shielding. The implant moves with the bone, allowing the
underlying bone to become stronger and denser.
Trabecular Metal Material has more than 10 years of clinical
results and has been used in over 200,000 joint replacement cases worldwide.