WARSAW, Ind.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Biomet Orthopedics, LLC, a global leader in the manufacture of orthopedic and biotechnology products, today announced regulatory clearance and first clinical use of OsseoTi Porous Technology for total hip arthroplasty. CE mark and FDA clearance were achieved in November and December 2014, respectively, with first clinical use also performed in Europe in December 2014. The G7 OsseoTi shell is used in conjunction with Biomet’s G7 Acetabular System, a multi-bearing acetabular platform designed to deliver simplicity, efficiency and performance for primary and revision hip arthroplasty.
Through the use of a proprietary manufacturing process, OsseoTi Porous Technology uses human CT data, in combination with 3D printing technology, to build a structure that directly mimics the architecture of human cancellous bone. This process generates a single porous architecture that allows creation of complex shapes, while maintaining the consistent porosity and strength necessary to facilitate bone and tissue ingrowth and implant stability.1* When applied to the G7 Acetabular System, this provides surgeons the benefits of highly porous technology in combination with a sizing rationale designed for hip stability.
The addition of OsseoTi Porous Technology to the G7 Acetabular System expands Biomet’s well-established portfolio of total hip constructs that combine rich clinical heritage with modern technological advancements.
1. Gupta, G. OsseoTi Porous Metal for Enhanced Bone Integration: an Animal Study. Biomet Form No. BMET0718.1-GBL.
*Animal studies are not necessarily indicative of clinical performance.
Biomet, Inc. and its subsidiaries design, manufacture and market surgical and non-surgical products used primarily by orthopedic surgeons and other musculoskeletal medical specialists. Biomet’s product portfolio includes hip and knee reconstructive products; sports medicine, extremities and trauma products; spine, bone healing and microfixation products; dental reconstructive products; and cement, biologics and other products. Headquartered in Warsaw, Indiana, Biomet and its subsidiaries currently distribute products in approximately 90 countries.
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