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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

Twenty (20) years ago, the biocompatible PEEK-OPTIMATM Natural polymer quickly became the material of choice in interbody fusion and developed a successful clinical track record.  Today, approximately 9 million PEEK-OPTIMATM devices are implanted worldwide.  With the introduction of PEEK-OPTIMATM 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 remodeling1

REDUCED STRESS SHIELDING

PEEK-OPTIMA polymers help to reduce the loss of bone mass as normal stress is removed from the bone by an implant2

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. Vadapalli S, Sairyo K, Goel VK, Robon M, Biyani A, Khandha A, Ebraheim NA. Biomechanical rationale for using polyetheretherketone (PEEK) spacers for lumbar interbody fusion-A finite element study. Spine 2006 Dec 15;31(26):E992-8.

2. Ziao Z, Wang L, Gong H, Zhu D. Biomechanical evaluation of three surgical scenarios of posterior lumbar interbody fusion by finite element analysis. 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 and how 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 20 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
  • Radiolucency - artifact-free imaging 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

This innovative polymer, PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced, 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:1

  • 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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Reference

1. Webinar: PEEK-OPTIMATM HA Enhanced Devices for Cervical and Lumbar Fusion: Insights from Early Clinical Experience, presented by Timothy Bassett, MD and Brad Prybis, MD, March 2, 2017.

Surgeons discuss their first-hand experience using PEEK-OPTIMA™ polymer based devices

Read the latest clinical evidence

  • Successful lumbar interbody fusion with PEEK-OPTIMA™ HA Enhanced cage and autograft for severe stenosis in a geriatric patient

    Timothy Bassett, MD – SouthEastern Spine Specialists, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • Rectifying a failed titanium fusion with PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced cage and iliac crest autograft

    Timothy Bassett, MD – SouthEastern Spine Specialists, Tuscaloosa, AL

  • A neurosurgeon’s experience with PEEK-OPTIMA HA Enhanced devices

    Jill Wright Donaldson, MD – Community Hospital North, Indianapolis, IN

  • “The best of all worlds”: A surgeon’s clinical experience with the Lucent® XP Expandable Interbody device

    Hyun W Bae, MD – The Spine Institute at Saint John’s Health Center, Santa Monica, CA & Professor of Surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA


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