Offering a powerful combination for healing when complications related to non-unions, delayed unions and implant failures continue to be a challenge1 – especially in high risk patient populations.2-4
Carbon fiber composite, PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced may provide an increased window of opportunity for healing to occur, compared to metal
Pre-clinical testing demonstrated earlier and greater callus formation which may improve secondary bone healing compared to metal with the carbon fiber composite material, PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced
PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced, a carbon fiber composite, offers circumferential visibility of the fracture site during and after the procedure for post-operative surveillance
Learn about this innovative polymer’s carbon fiber composite technology and the potential clinical advantages for high-risk trauma patients
Hear from surgeons who have implanted trauma plates and nails manufactured with PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced polymer, and are encouraged by benefits this new treatment option offers for patients
Read about the intraoperative and postoperative benefits of radiolucency, and artifact-free imaging with implants manufactured with PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced
Read about a biomechanical study comparing the stability of locking screws in locking proximal humerus plates composed of PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced and stainless steel
Our proven, biocompatible carbon fiber composite material, PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced polymer may offer the potential to enhance healing in challenging patients. Read more about the applications where this innovative material is currently utilized.
Hear a surgeon describe the treatment and recovery of a patient who had been in a motor vehicle accident and received a tibial nail composed of PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced
Listen to a surgeon discuss the positive clinical outcome of an elderly patient with high risk factors, who received a distal radius plate made from PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced
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.
For over 15 years and approximately 9M devices implanted worldwide, 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. With continued innovation PEEK-OPTIMA Natural polymer is reinforced with carbon fibers, forming a composite material where the stiffness can be tailored, resulting in treatment options that are less rigid than equivalent all metal constructs.1 The result is an ultra-strong alternative to metal traditionally used in internal fracture fixation procedures.
Metal has been used for internal trauma fixation for decades, with generally good outcomes. However, complications related to non-unions, delayed unions and implant failure continue to be a challenge3 – especially for higher risk patients. Now there is a material with greater fatigue life that may extend the time before implant failure and increase the potential for healing.2 Compared to metal, PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced polymer provides:
Compared to metals typically used in anatomic trauma plates, PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced polymer may provide:
PEEK-OPTIMA Reinforced polymer consists of short carbon fibers dispersed within the PEEK-OPTIMA Natural matrix to provide properties well suited for distal radius, proximal humerus and other extremity plates. The resulting material has enhanced mechanical and physical properties for more demanding load-bearing implants and applications.
Selected published studies demonstrate: