Zimmer Biomet Holdings announced the global commercial launch of new enhancements to its Orthopedic Salvage System, a comprehensive set of joint reconstruction prostheses. The system is designed to treat patients suffering from bone loss due to tumor resection, ligamentous deficiencies, orthopaedic trauma or patients who have undergone multiple knee and hip revision arthroplasties.
The Orthopedic Salvage System is the first and only limb salvage system utilizing OsseoTi, a proprietary porous metal technology designed to mimic cancellous bone architecture and promote biologic fixation through tissue ingrowth. The Orthopedic Salvage System was first introduced in 2000 and has been successfully used in more than 15,000 patients to date worldwide.
The next-generation enhancements to the Orthopedic Salvage System include modern implant designs for the distal femur and diaphysis, small diameter Splined Stems and new implant components created with OsseoTi Porous Metal Technology:
- Updated Standard Size (3 cm and 5 cm) and Reduced Size (3 cm and 5 cm) distal femoral components featuring Vanguard Patellofemoral Articulation
- Standard distal femoral component (3 cm) compatible to accept OsseoTi Femoral Sleeve Augments
- Tapered Diaphyseal Segments designed to accept Modular OsseoTi Diaphyseal Sleeve Augments
- Splined Stems to provide torsional stability through interference fit and splines
The Orthopedic Salvage System’s surgical instrumentation platform now includes Universal Quick Connection. Universal Quick Connection offers surgeons greater ease-of-use and expandable implant provisionals to improve intraoperative speed and flexibility during certain complex limb salvage procedures.