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 al