Trabecular Metal™ Technology is an advanced fixation surface designed for orthopedic and dental implants. With a high coefficient of friction (0.98), it provides excellent initial scratch fit.1 Unlike coatings and other surfaces, Trabecular Metal Material has up to 80% porosity, enhancing the potential for bone ingrowth and soft tissue vascularization.2
With its nano-textured struct architecture, Trabecular Metal material is similar to cancellous bone in structure, function, and physiology.1
Trabecular Metal Material is in widespread use throughout Zimmer's product portfolio, including hip, knee, and shoulder implants; trauma applications; spine implants; bone void fillers and augments; AVN screws and dental implants.
Trabecular Metal™ Material is made of elemental tantalum (atomic number 73), one of the most chemically stable and biologically inert metals used in orthopaedic implants, making it highly biocompatible and corrosion-resistant. Tantalum is the ideal material for this ingrowth structure, becuase it has high fatigue strength and a compressive modulus that allows it to bend before breaking.3
Trabecular Metal Material is produced at a dedicated facility in Parsippany, New Jersey. Utilizing a proprietary thermal deposition process, elemental tantalum is deposited onto a substrate, creating a nanotextured surface topography and building Trabecular Metal Material one atom at a time.6
To learn more about the unique manufacturing process of Trabecular Metal Material, schedule a visit to the manufacturing facility in Parsippany, New Jersey. Contact your Zimmer sales associate for more information.
Zimmer Trabecular Metal Technology has more than 15 years of clinical history, and the performance of specific components in human subjects has been well-documented in 250+ peer-reviewed journal articles and abstracts.7-8 Independent studies have confirmed the structural and mechanical properties of Trabecular Metal material.