Zimmer Biomet Holdings, Inc., a musculoskeletal healthcare company, announced the global commercial launch of new enhancements to its Orthopedic Salvage System (OSS), a set of joint reconstruction prostheses 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 OSS limb salvage system, introduced in 2000 and used in more than 15,000 patients worldwide, utilizes OsseoTi proprietary porous metal technology that is designed to mimic cancellous bone architecture and promote biologic fixation through tissue ingrowth. OsseoTi porous metal is made by printing the metal and porous structure together, creating a unified three-dimensional porous homogenous construct.
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
In addition, the system’s surgical instrumentation platform now includes universal quick connection, which offers surgeons greater ease-of-use and expandable implant provisionals to improve intraoperative speed and flexibility during certain complex limb salvage procedures.
Founded in 1927, Zimmer Biomet is headquartered in Warsaw, IN. The company designs, manufactures and markets orthopaedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; spine, bone healing, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products.