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Zimmer launches new range of augments for knee revision surgery

Zimmer has launched a new range of Trabecular Metal Material augment shapes and cones to fill small to large cavitary bone defects, provide a structural foundation to the existing bone and help support revision knee implants.

The new augments are designed for use with the NexGen Knee System.

Trabecular Metal material is a porous biomaterial that resembles the structure, function and physiology of trabecular bone.

According to Zimmer, the elasticity of Trabecular Metal Technology provides normal physiological loading which has the potential to decrease stress shielding and improve long-term implant fixation.

Zimmer Reconstructive president Jeffery McCaulley said the broad range of anatomic sizing options now available allows surgeons to more accurately position implants and fill defects in all kinds of knee revision cases.