MasterGraftTM Resorbable Ceramic Granules are a medical-grade, polyporous resorbable ceramic hybrid composed of 15% hydroxyapatite (HA) and 85% beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP). The combination of these natural bone materials provides surgeons with an osteoconductive, porous implant, that improves osteointegration by allowing for the colonization of cells throughout the implant and optimizing the bone healing process.
The innovative MasterGraftTM Resorbable Ceramic Granule technology is enhanced even further by its natural cell-mediated resorption process. By improving osteointegration, each granule increases its exposure to the natural osteogenic elements. Consequently, the exposure optimizes the bone healing process and allows the MasterGraftTM granules to resorb as bone grows.
To ensure that this optimal cellular environment exists in each MasterGraftTM Resorbable Ceramic Granule, Medtronic Sofamor Danek has developed a patented, solution-based, chemical process. The patented process provides excellent control over pore size,
a consistent porous architecture, and prevents variations in phase, porosity, and density caused by high heat and long firing cycles.