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 Shaped Titanium Implants Help Bone Growth for Better Grip

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Date posted: 06/12/2008

Stryker Corp. has announced the clinical release of a different kind of prosthetic interface, one that bears watching. Unlike traditional prosthetic-to-bone fusions, Stryker?s latest titanium mounting is pockmarked with holes and gaps, covering an otherwise hemispherical end piece.

Made of tritanium, the end pieces are designed along the coral reef line of thought, with as many places to encourage bone growth along the surface of the prosthetic, as is possible. A rough surface, and several large gaping holes, are designed primarily with compatibility with a bone structure under osteoporosis in mind.

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