When we face bone defect, it needs to be filled up else the implant will not last long. In past we used to harvest bone from some other part of patient’s own body. This would mean, one more operation. Many a times this bone may not be strong enough to support or it may get absorbed over a period of time, leaving the implant unsupported again.
With introduction of trabecular metal, we no more need to harvest bone from the patient’s body. Trabecular metal is tantalum, it mimics the structure of the bone, is strong and allows the bone to grow in its crevices thus getting integrated in body giving solid support
It comes in various shapes and sizes, making its use easy
This is the story of a 50 years old lady.
She was born with abnormal right hip.
As a child she was in and out of the hospital for multiple operations to correct her hip defect
She became wheel chair bound due to pain in her right hip and short leg
Now she is out of wheel chair and able to walk with support of a walking stick
St. Martin Clinic, Lenus Orthopaedic Care
Ground Floor, Farooqui building,
Near Raheja Art College, Opp. Union Bank Of India,
St Martin Road, Off Turner Road, Bandra (W),
Mumbai - 400 050 India.