Stryker Corp. (the most pleasant sounding name in the corporate world) is releasing a new system for hip replacement that, due to the porous nature of the proprietary Tritanium titanium matrix it is made of, helps bone tissue grow into the component.
The Tritanium technology is biologically inspired and designed to resemble trabecular bone, a type of spongy bone tissue that provides skeletal support. Unlike 2-D technology, which is the current standard of care for primary total hip replacement and allows only for bone to grow onto the component’s surface, Stryker’s 3-D Tritanium technology allows for bone to grow into the component providing enhanced fixation. Equally important, Tritanium is the only commercially-pure Titanium matrix, which studies have shown improves bone ingrowth when compared to alloys thereby offering increased biocompatibility.
More from the press release: STRYKER INTRODUCES THE FIRST AND ONLY WIDELY AVAILABLE 3-DIMENSIONAL ADVANCED FIXATION TECHNOLOGY FOR HIP REPLACEMENT (.doc)