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.
Maxx Orthopedics, & Invibio Biomaterial Solutions together announced the successful study initiation and first patients to be implanted with the new, all polymer, PEEK-OPTIMA™ femoral knee component for primary total knee arthroplasty (TKA).
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