fracture fixation

Supporting you from concept to commercialization for next-generation trauma devices

Metal-free, carbon fiber composite fracture fixation solutions

Our proven biocompatible carbon fiber composite material, PEEK-OPTIMATM Ultra-Reinforced polymer, may offer the potential to enhance healing in challenging patients.
Fedra Zaribaf, Invibio Strategic Technology Manager

Dr Fedra Zaribaf, Senior Parts Engineer at Invibio explores the potential of carbon fiber PEEK composites in post-surgical bone healing.

Ultra-Reinforced Polymer

PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced polymer offers a non-metal fracture fixation technology that provides strength and fatigue resistance demanded by high-load implant applications. Benefits include:

  • No cold welding or metal ions4
  • Radiolucency and artifact-free imaging3
  • Similar mechanical strength
  • Up to 50x greater fatigue resistance2
  • Reduced stiffness with modulus close to bone2
  • Reduced tissue adhesion4

Less time recovering.
More time training.

British Olympic sprinter James Ellington, the first professional athlete to have a trauma composite technology implant. Read about his journey.

Featured resources

Image courtesy of CarboFix Orthopedics Ltd
Physician experience

David J. Hak, MD, MBA, FACS: Effect of Implant Stiffness on Fracture Healing1


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Case study
Complex Tibial Fracture of an Olympic Athlete: a case study from Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon Mr.James Youngman
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Carbon fiber PEEK Composite solutions

Invibio’s investment in R&D to produce composite trauma plates enables medical device manufacturers to provide innovative options for treating traumatic injuries.
Foot and ankle toe plate

PEEK-based devices for hand and foot applications are experiencing an increase in adoption, with growing clinical evidence demonstrating the benefits PEEK can offer. 

Sternal closure plate
PEEK-OPTIMATM polymers have been used to innovate in this space, with OEMs developing new metal-free technologies for fixation plate, ties and zips. 
Craniomaxillofacial plates
Permanent, low profile PEEK solutions for craniomaxillofacial surgery. PEEK-OPTIMA polymers have a modulus similar to natural bone, which provide a lighter weight and more comfortable alternative to metal custom CMF implants.


1. Image: Proximal Humeral Plate made with PEEK-OPTIMA polymers, courtesy of CarboFix Orthopedics Ltd
2. Data on file at Invibio. Mechanical Benchmark of Carbon Fiber PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced vs Ti 6AI-4V Plates undergoing Static and Dynamic Testing per ASTM F382-99 (2008).
3. Caforio M, Perugia D, Colombo M, Calori GM, Maniscalco P. Preliminary experience with Piccolo Composite™, a radiolucent distal fibula plate, in ankle fractures. Injury. 2014 Dec;45 Suppl 6:S36-S38.
4. Tarallo L, Mugnai R, Adani R, Zambianchi F, Catani F, A New Volar Plate made of Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polyetheretherketone for Distal Radius Fracture: Analysis of 40 Cases, J Orthop Traumatol, 2014 Dec; 15(4): 277-83