Knee replacement solutions

The future of Total Knee Arthroplasty (TKA)

A new, all-polymer PEEK-OPTIMA™ femoral knee component for total knee replacement?

PEEK-OPTIMA polymers offer performance characteristics such as modulus and flexural strength close to that of cortical bone, contributing to bone density preservation, and radiolucent material properties that allow artifact-free imaging during and after implantation. The polymer has proven biocompatibility and biomechanical benefits in implantable spine, trauma and other devices that provide safety, longevity and reassurance to patients and surgeons, and could now hold the key to future innovations in total knee replacements*.

 

*The device is not approved for sale in the U.S. or internationally.

The potential for superior clinical outcomes and improved patient satisfaction from a metal-free implant, together with improved health economic outcomes makes this a significant advancement in orthopedic technology.
Dr john Devine
Medical Strategic Business Director
Invibio Biomaterial Solutions
From concept to commercialization

Meeting the needs of medical device companies, surgeons and patients 

Invibio is committed to developing solutions that can bring significant advantages
for patients and surgeons. We are more than a biomaterials provider; we are a
partner that can add value to all stages of a medical device product lifecycle.
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Featured resources

Journal Article
Wear and Friction of UHMWPE-on-PEEK OPTIMA™ - a study into the benefits versus cobalt chrome
Read the paper
Article

An interview with Maxx Orthopedics on the potential clinical benefits of a PEEK-OPTIMA knee implant

Read the article in BONEZONE magazine

How we support research

We are curious to hear about new projects involving PAEKs. Invibio has a focused business strategy which drives our R&D project portfolio in specific directions to challenge the state-of-the-art and develop the products, forms and parts of tomorrow. We selectively support research projects which are closely aligned with our business strategy and thereby accelerate innovation and commercial outcomes. Key focus areas include: polymer chemistry and materials science as well as computational chemistry, simulation and modelling related to polyaryletherketones and PAEK-based composites.