Swiss medical company Medacta officially initiated the commercial use of 3DMetal Femoral Cones for revision knee arthroplasty after successfully receiving clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and CE marking. 3DMetal is an advanced biomaterial, manufactured utilizing EBM 3D printing technology.
Built upon the clinical success of 3DMetalTM Tibial Cones, the Femoral Cones can be used for structural support in areas of bone deficiencies that may compromise revision implant fixation and are indicated for use with Medacta’s GMK Revision and GMK Hinge Knee systems. The previously released 3DMetal tibial cones, also 3D printed by EBM. Dr. David W. Manning, Vice-Chair of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL, designer of the 3DMetalTM Femoral Cones said: “The 3DMetal Femoral Cones from Medacta are extremely versatile, utilize the clinically proven 3DMetal technology and are very user friendly for surgeons […]
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