ATRO Medical B.V. is an innovative medical device company that was founded in 2016. The first product under development is the Trammpolin® meniscus prosthesis. The meniscus is an important shock absorber in the knee joint. Damage and wear of the meniscus are important causes of osteoarthritis of the knee. Trammpolin® intends to replace the damaged meniscus, with the aim of restoring the shock absorbing function of the meniscus by acting as a joint spacer.
The company is addressing a large unmet medical need, as the number of patients with knee pain caused by a meniscectomy increase. These patients gradually develop osteoarthritis, resulting in pain and reduced mobility. Current treatment options for these patients are limited with distinct drawbacks. The Trammpolin® meniscus prosthesis aims to provide a cost-effective solution for meniscus replacements and to fill the gap in treatment options between meniscus tear surgical repair and total knee replacement.