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Advancing the Science of Fusion

Learn about the benefits of PEEK-OPTIMA Polymers for treating spinal disorders and the potential to improve clinical outcomes
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A LEADING CHOICE FOR SPINAL FUSION DEVICES

Over 15 years ago, the biocompatible PEEK-OPTIMA Natural polymer quickly became the material of choice in interbody fusion and developed a successful clinical track record.  Today approximately 9 million PEEK-OPTIMA devices are implanted worldwide.  With the introduction of PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced, Invibio continues to revolutionize the spinal fusion market.

MODULUS SIMILAR TO BONE

PEEK-OPTIMA polymers are less stiff compared to metal, making it a good fit for applications where load sharing is desired to promote bone remodeling

REDUCED STRESS SHIELDING

PEEK-OPTIMA polymers help to reduce the loss of bone mass as normal stress is removed from the bone by an implant

ARTIFACT-FREE IMAGING

PEEK-OPTIMA polymers are radiolucent without imaging artifacts in X-rays, CT and MRI scans, making it a good option when unobstructed views are required to assess healing or disease progression

References:

  1. Spine 2006 Dec 15;31(26):E992-8. Biomechanical rationale for using polyetheretherketone (PEEK) spacers for lumbar interbody fusion-A finite element study. Vadapalli S, Sairyo K, Goel VK, Robon M, Biyani A, Khandha A, Ebraheim NA
  2. Biomechanical evaluation of three surgical scenarios of posterior lumbar interbody fusion by finite element analysis. Ziao Z, Wang L, Gong H, Zhu D. Biomed Eng Online. 2012 Jun 18;11(1):31

SPINAL APPLICATIONS

Our proven, innovative biocompatible PEEK-OPTIMA polymers offer the potential to improve clinical outcomes.  Learn more about the applications where these materials are used

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peek-optima™ materials

PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer blends proven performance with superior wear, safety and comfort. Since Invibio introduced PEEK-OPTIMA as the first implantable PEEK polymer in 1999, it has earned the confidence and gained the acceptance of the global medical community.

PEEK-OPTIMA Natural

PEEK-OPTIMA™ Natural

For over 15 years, the high-performance implant-grade polymer PEEK-OPTIMA Natural has been utilized in spinal fusion applications, predominantly in the form of load-bearing interbody fusion devices. Since its’ introduction it has earned the confidence and gained the acceptance of the global medical community. The properties that make PEEK-OPTIMA Natural polymer one of the leading interbody fusion biomaterials also makes it promising for use in other spinal devices such as:

  • Spinal rods in pedicle screw systems,
  • Spinal arthroplasty discs
  • Anterior column plates

These inherent material characteristics include:

  • Modulus similar to bone – less stiff compared to bone making it a good fit for applications where load sharing is desired to promote bone remodeling
  • Reduced stress shielding – helps to reduce the loss of bone mass as normal stress is removed from the bone by an implant
  • Artifact-free imaging – radiolucent in X-rays, CT and MRI scans, making it a good option when unobstructed views are required to assess healing or disease progression
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PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced

PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced

The innovative polymer is the latest development in high performance materials for interbody fusion devices. Hydroxyapatite (HA), a well-known osteoconductive material that enhances bone apposition is fully integrated, not coated, into the PEEK-OPTIMA matrix making it available on all surfaces of a finished device

Early clinical results from a multi-patient cervical and lumbar fusion case series has indicated potential benefits with PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced devices including:

  • Solid fusions as early as 6 months
  • Dense bone apposition at the bone implant interface
  • Improvements in overall pain and neurological function
  • Positive clinical outcomes at early time points
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