About Fusion Implants
Fusion Implants is a new company specialising in veterinary implants and associated instrumentation. The company consists of engineers, scientists, and orthopaedic veterinary surgeons with extensive research experience and associated staff to implement the running of the company and to drive the ideas into products. The core manufacturing capability is based on additive layer manufacture which permits an intuitive approach to design and development. Products are manufactured based on a technology which is patent protected. Fusion Implants has been formed as a spin-off company from the University of Liverpool, which has been backed by venture capital. This technology is already used to produce hip and knee components for human use and our aim is to bring the most up-to-date technology into the veterinary market.
Our flagship product the Fusion TTA implant consists of a wedge and dynamic tension plate, both constructed from Cp-Titanium and fixed into position using a Ellis pin and titanium screw. The wedge has a novel design and is porous with characteristics which are shown to optimise bone in-growth and fixation. This porosity has an architecture which is akin to trabecular bone. However, because the manufacturing process is infinitely flexible we are able to incorporate solid sections, where appropriate, into the designs for maximum benefit. The plate is solid, and can be manipulated into the required shape, to conform with the shape of the tibia.
Instrumentation has been designed and manufactured to a high standard to provide the means to carry out the surgery efficiently and accurately. Stainless steel has been used for this purpose to give the instruments the correct hardness and provide the necessary durability for long-term service use.
Our plan is to develop further TTA implants to suit small and large breed dogs.