PEEK-OPTIMA™ Spinal Rods

Benefits of PEEK-OPTIMA Spinal Rods 

Invibio PEEK-OPTIMA™ Spinal Rod components offer a semi-rigid posterior fixation solution that bridges the gap between stiff all-metal constructs and dynamic treatment options.

Improved load-sharing

PEEK-OPTIMA Spinal Rods provide more anterior loading compared to metal which may allow for additional stimulus for bone to form and fusion to occur.1-3

Strong and Flexible

PEEK-OPTIMA Spinal Rods may reduce the range of motion to stabilize the treated segment allowing for enough freedom to maintain physiological movement on adjacent upper and lower segments preserving or slowing down the degeneration of adjacent discs2,4-6

Radiolucent

PEEK-OPTIMA Spinal Rods allow for artifact-free imaging in X-rays, CT and MRI scans, making it a good option when unobstructed views are required to assess healing or disease progression.

References
1. Highsmith JM, Tumialan LM, Rodts Jr. GE. (2007). Flexible rods and the case for dynamic stabilization. Neurosurgical Focus, 22, 1-5.
2. Gornet, Matthew F., et al. (2011). Biomechanical Assessment of a PEEK Rod System for Semi-rigid Fixation of Lumbar Fusion Constructs. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 133, 1-12.
3. Moumene, M., et al. (2008).  Biomechanical Advantages of Expedium PEEK Rods.
4. Ponnappen, RK, et al. (2009). Biomechanical evaluation and comparsion of polyetheretherketone rod system to traditional titanium rod fixation.  The Spine Journal, 9, 263-267.
5. Turner JL., et al. (2010).  The mechanical effect of commercially pure titanium and polyetheretherketone rods on Spinal implants at the operative and adjacent levels. Spine, 35(21), E1076-E1082.
6. Athanasakopoulos M, et al. PosteriorSpinal Fusion Using Pedicle Screws. ORTHOPEDICS. 2013, 36: e951-e957. doi:10.3928/01477447-20130624-28.

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