TrellOss-TC, along with TrellOss-C (cervical) and TrellOss-TS (TLIF straight) that were launched in August, marks Zimmer Biomet Spine’s first porous titanium implant platform manufactured through a 3D printing, additive manufacturing process. The company plans to extend the TrellOss platform with a series of lateral, anterior and stand-alone devices in 2020.
“We are very excited to announce the launch of the TrellOss Platform,” commented Jim Cloar, president of Zimmer Biomet’s spine division. “3D printing allows us to create a 7 micron surface roughness over the entire implant rather than on the endplates alone. Combined with varying pore sizes of 300, 500 and 700 microns, this surface technology creates an amicable environment for bone ingrowth.”1
Founded in 1927 and headquartered in Warsaw, Ind., Zimmer Biomet designs, manufactures, and markets orthopedic reconstructive products; sports medicine, biologics, extremities and trauma products; office based technologies; spine, craniomaxillofacial and thoracic products; dental implants; and related surgical products. The company's products and solutions help treat patients suffering from disorders of, or injuries to, bones, joints or supporting soft tissues. Zimmer Biomet has operations in more than 25 countries around the world and sell products in more than 100 countries.
1 McGilvray KC, Easley J, Seim HB, et al. Bony ingrowth potential of 3D-printed porous titanium alloy: a direct comparison of interbody cage materials in an in vivo ovine lumbar fusion model. Spine J 2018;18(7):1250-1260.