PEEK-OPTIMA™ Natural polymer derived Patient-Specific Implants (PSI) technology extends the range of patient and surgeon benefits beyond those of medical-grade titanium, the traditional biomaterial used for cranio-maxillofacial PSIs. It continues the trend of using PEEK-OPTIMA™ within patient-specific implants due to the desire for larger repairs with a high degree of complexity.
PEEK-OPTIMA™ PSI for cranioplasty offer many advantages over other cranioplasty materials such as Titanium and PMMA.
Our biomaterials are paving the way in cranio-maxillofacial implant technology with applications such as the PEEK Custom Skull Implants by Kelyniam Global, Inc. This disrupting technology relies on the strength, bone-like modulus, radiolucency, purity, versatility and guaranteed supply of our high quality PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer. The Kelyniam CSI is intended to correct or replace bony voids in the cranial skeleton caused by trauma or birth defects while promoting a better anatomic fit versus conventional reconstruction methods and materials.11
Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+) has developed a novel cranio-maxillofacial implant technology that uses our advanced polymer biomaterial, PEEK-OPTIMA™polymer, from Invibio Biomaterial Solutions. This PEEK-OPTIMA™ derived PSI technology extends the range of patient/surgeon benefits beyond those of medical-grade titanium, the traditional biomaterial used for cranio-maxillofacial PSIs. The MUMC+ process uses CAD software to design the PSI to the individual cranio-maxillofacial contours of the patient. The customized implants was co-developed by Maastricht University Medical Centre’s engineering department IDEE (Instrument Development Engineering & Evaluation), the Department of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery and Maastricht Instruments (MI) and spun out into Xilloc Medical B.V.12
NEOS Cranial LOOP™ from NEOS Surgery™ is the first-ever cranial fixation device made entirely of PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer. The result of extensive research and development, the Cranial LOOP is a game-changing addition to NEOS’ line of innovative cranial fixation devices. The instrument-free design is made possible by PEEK-OPTIMA™ material characteristics (including high elastic modulus, high tensile strength, and highly radiolucent CT/MRI imaging without scattering or artifacts) and incorporates a self-cutting function for removing the non-implantable part of the device. A fast and easy “pull and tighten” action allows the surgeon to control and feel the fixation; a standard bone flap with three Cranial LOOPs can be fixated in less than a minute. The NEOS Cranial LOOP produces fixation strengths similar to those of other standard metallic, non instrument-free fixation devices. Its unique design and materials allow it to perfectly adapt to the epicranial and subcranial shape and curvature.13
Interbody Fusion devices made with PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced are now being used to treat patients who require cervical and lumbar fusion. Review the case series presentations and learn what surgeons have observed
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.