Massachusetts-based DePuy Synthes has expanded its implant offering for facial reconstruction by launching the Trumatch Titanium 3D-Printed Implants in the US.

Belgium-based 3D-printer and software solution supplier Materialise is the manufacturer of the patient-specific 3D-printed titanium implants for maxillofacial surgery.

DePuy Synthes, which is a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson (J&J), will distribute the implants in the US through an exclusive agreement with Materialise. The US company plans to commence marketing of the Trumatch Titanium 3D-Printed Implants from mid-September.

Materialise Medical vice president Brigitte de Vet said: “As the first of our extensive selection of implants to receive clearance for the U.S. markets, the decision is a real milestone for our medical department.

“Thanks to our partnership with DePuy Synthes, our devices will be able to provide better healthcare for as many patients as possible.”

With the new Titanium 3D-Printed Implants launch, DePuy Synthes stated that it can now offer Trumatch Orthognathics, which works as a personalized total solution for corrective jaw surgery.

The J&J unit says that the new implants and Trumatch Orthognathics integrate seamlessly virtual surgical planning and patient specific implants and instruments. This, it says assists surgeons in securing their goals for precision, efficiency and patient outcomes.

DePuy Synthes US president Juan-José Gonzalez said: “DePuy Synthes offers advanced technologies for facial reconstruction, orthognathic surgery, distraction and cranial reconstruction.

“The addition of Titanium 3D-Printed Implants from Materialise will allow us to continue bringing these solutions to the marketplace, furthering our ability to advance patient care.”

According to DePuy Synthes, the Titanium 3D-Printed Implants just like other products in the Trumatch CMF Solutions portfolio are designed based on the CT scan of the patient’s skull and the result of surgical planning aided by computer.

Image: Trumatch Titanium 3D-Printed Implants. Photo: courtesy of Materialise.