Ceramic materials have played an essential role in artificial joint replacement for 50 years. The first implant developed at the Hermsdorf site from 1972 was a ceramic tibial plateau prosthesis made of aluminum oxide. This was implanted at the nearby Eisenberg Hospital. It was the world's first ceramic knee joint.
Leading ceramic manufacturer for joint endoprosthetics
Since this world premiere, bioceramics has developed rapidly. Over the years, the product range at the site has expanded to include complete hip, knee and shoulder systems. Under the KERAMED brand, the products became a permanent fixture in Germany in the 1990s. In 2002, the Swiss Mathys AG took over the company. Mathys Orthopädie GmbH was born. Since 2021, Mathys and the US company enovis have joined forces to expand their position in the growing market for artificial joints.
Today, ceramic ceramic implants still represent our core competence, mainly focusing on product development in shoulder endoprosthetics and the production of shoulder implants as well as surgical instruments (shoulder, hip, knee). In close cooperation with German and European research institutes, new high-strength and low-wear dispersion ceramics were developed. Mathys thus positioned itself among the TOP 3 ceramic manufacturers for joint endoprosthetics worldwide.
Mobility of people around the world
To date, more than 400,000 ceramic implants produced in Hermsdorf have been used in patients worldwide. Mathys provides innovative services for the health of patients in cooperation with medicine and science. Our products maintain the mobility of people around the world. We employ 140 people at three locations in Hermsdorf, Mörsdorf and Bochum.
Mathys Orthopädie GmbH
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