The inherent characteristics of PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer provide exceptional design and processing versatility to overcome limitations of conventional materials in applications such as cranio-maxillofacial implants, catheter based interventions, printed implantable electrodes and extremity emerging arthroplasty devices. As the pioneers of PEEK, we offer:
Years of clinical history to help bring implantable devices to market rapidly.
The original implantable PEEK company, inspiring medical breakthroughs, from concept to commercialization.
Devices using PEEK-OPTIMA Polymers have been implanted worldwide.
PEEK- OPTIMA Natural patient specific implants for cranioplasty offer advantages over typical cranioplasty materials such as Titanium in terms of radiolucency, ease of fixation and lack of thermal conductivity.
Developed specifically for the implant market, the unfilled (natural) material is a high strength, chemically stable and biocompatible thermoplastic polymer offered as standard, medium and low viscosity grades. PEEK-OPTIMA polymer is already being used for implants in Europe and the US.
Averous, et al (2015) demonstrate how a new a new generation of radiolucent implants offer a good immediate mechanical stability, adequate deformity correction, and a high rate of consolidation (83%) and patient satisfaction at 94%.
PEEK cages are an effective alternative when structural bone graft is needed for different fusions around the foot and ankle. Bone fusion rates are high when PEEK cages are filled with autologous bone. No difference in consolidation time in patients and nerve damage, residual pain at the donor site, and cosmetic problems are avoided. No risk of transmission of hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV when using PEEK cages.