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Carbon fiber composites vs. Stainless Steel
Imaging benefits across trauma patient care
Read about the intraoperative and postoperative benefits of radiolucency, and artifact-free imaging with implants manufactured with PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced
PEEK-OPTIMA high performance polymer is a strong, permanent, functional alternative to traditional structural materials like metal that can be used to manufacture custom cranial implants. PEEK-OPTIMA’s biomechanical properties are similar to bone, result in better clinical outcomes and have improved cosmetic satisfaction compared to titanium.
Cerclage wires have been the standard of care for sternotomies but can result in loosening and patient discomfort when coughing. Poor bone quality in geriatric patients can also result in wire cut through and instability post operatively. Studies have shown rigid fixation results in better outcomes compared to standard cerclage wires. PEEK-OPTIMA polymers have been used to innovate in this space, with OEMs developing new metal-free technologies for fixation plate, ties and zips.
All the benefits of PEEK-OPTIMATM Natural plus Hydroxyapatite (HA) crystals embedded throughout the material, a well-known osteo-conductive material. Unlike interbody fusion devices that are coated, PEEK-OPTIMATM HA Enhanced devices have hydroxyapatite crystals on all surfaces which results in earlier bone on-growth and greater new bone formation on a fully osteoconductive implant. Key benefits include:
A carbon fiber reinforced PEEK polymer compound to increase strength while reducing stress shielding by more closely matching cortical bone stiffness. Short carbon fibers are dispersed within the PEEK-OPTIMATM Natural matrix enhancing mechanical and physical properties for more demanding load-bearing implants and applications. Benefits include3:
An innovative composite formed by continuous carbon fibers dispersed within the PEEK-OPTIMA Natural polymer matrix to enhance mechanical strength and stiffness.
References for PEEK-OPTIMATM materials
1. Study evaluated the bone ongrowth of PEEK-OPTIMA Natural and PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced in a bone defect model in sheep. Data on file at Invibio. This has not been correlated with human clinical data.
2. Study evaluated the in vivo response to PEEK-OPTIMA Natural, PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced and allograft in a cervical spine fusion model in sheep. Data on file at Invibio. This data has not been correlated with human clinical experience.
3. Supporting information available upon request.
4. Data on file at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions™. Mechanical Benchmark of Carbon Fiber PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced vs Ti 6AI-4V Plates undergoing Static and Dynamic Testing per ASTM F382-99 (2008).
1.Data on file at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions. Mechanical Benchmark of Carbon Fiber PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced vs Ti 6Al-4V Plates undergoing Static and Dynamic Testing per ASTM F382-99 (2008).
2.Ziran BH, Mansour J, Jahangir AA, Min W. Efficacy of Carbon Fiber-Reinforced PEEK Femoral Nail Preliminary Results. Poster #68. Presented at OTA 2017.
3.Allison DC, Menendez LR. Carbon fiber fixation in oncologic bone surgery. Presented at MSTS Meeting 2013. Carbon Fiber Intramedullary Nail Fixation in Troublesome Long Bone Fractures and Nonunions in Cedars-Sinai Advances in Orthopaedics Newsletter, Spring 2014.
4.Zimel MN, Hwang S, Riedel ER Healy JH. Carbon fiber intramedullary nails reduce artifact in postoperative advanced imaging. Skeletal Radiol. 2015 Sep;44(9):1317-25.
5.Zura R, Xiong Z, Einhorn T, Watson JT, Ostrum RF, Prayson MJ, Della Rocca GJ, Mehta S, McKinley T, Wang Z, Steen RG. Epidemiology of Fracture Nonunion in 18 Human Bones. JAMA Surg. 2016 Nov 16;151(11):e162775. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.2775. Epub 2016 Nov 16. PMID: 27603155.
6.Sathiyakumar V, Thakore RV, Greenberg SE, Whiting PS, Molina CS, Obremskey WT, Sethi MK. Adverse Events in Orthopaedics: Is Trauma More Risky? An Analysis of the NSQIP Data. J Orthop Trauma. 2015 Jul;29(7):337-41. doi: 10.1097/BOT.0000000000000293. PMID: 26091531.
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