Smith & Nephew (NYSE:SNN) today launched its fully 3D-printed titanium Redapt revision acetabular fully porous cup with Conceloc technology. The device was released at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons annual meeting in Orlando this week.
The Redapt cup is designed for use in revision cases in which compromised bone makes implant fixation stability more difficult, according to Smith & Nephew.
“We’re excited about the creative possibilities this new manufacturing process holds for surgeons and their patients. Bringing to market a 3D-printed titanium acetabular cup for difficult revision procedures is just one example of the potential of this remarkable technology,” global reconstruction veep Mike Donoghue said in a press release.
The company uses a 3D manufacturing process to produce a porous implant that mimics the structure of cancellous bone. The unit also comes with variable-angle locking screws for increased implant stability, Smith & Nephew said.
“This fully porous cup gives surgeons flexibility in ways that simply weren’t possible before. The locking screws, screw-in trials, purpose-built liners and screw hole patterns optimized for hard-to-access areas really set it apart during a revision procedure. This cup builds on good technology and turns it into something spectacular,” Dr. Craig Della Valle of Chicago’s Rush University Medical Center said in a press release.
The company’s Conceloc advanced porous titanium tech is designed as an alternative to external porous coatings to allow for bone ingrowth to secure the implant in place. Smith & Nephew received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Redapt in November last year.