The dynamic TrabecuLink Femoral and Tibial Cones are an attractive solution for cementless restoration of bone defects10 and to provide additional support for the prosthesis if there is bone loss in the distal femur and/ or the proximal tibia.The combination of the dynamic design5,6 of the cones and the biocompatible material Tilastan– E11,12 is ideal for ensuring stable, long-lasting fixation and successful bone regeneration.
TrabecuLink Cones can be used in combination with the long-established LINK Endo-Model knee family in a wide range of sizes and versions. The choice of sizes corresponds to the dimensions of the hinged knee prostheses.
Stable – in metaphyseal fixation9,13
Elastic – due to integral bending axes in the inner metal wall
Versatile – for a broad range of solutions7
Protective – due to inner metal wall
The sequence of images shows a pore of the TrabecuLink structure being filled with tissue under in-vitro cell culture conditions. The fibronectin laid down by human fibroblasts and continually reorganized over a period of eight days is visible as green fibers. Fibronectin is a component of the extracellular matrix that is formed at an early stage of the healing process. It forms a basis for the embedding of collagen, which is essential for mineralization of the tissue and ingrowth of bone into the structure. Apart from the accumulation of fibronectin, which increases over time, a clear contraction of the matrix towards the center of the pore can be observed. This contraction mechanism, which is attributable to the cellular forces acting in the tissue, accelerates the rate at which the pore is filled with tissue, compared to a layer-by-layer tissue growth.*
* In-vitro testing may not be indicative of clinical results.
4 sizes and 3 versions