PEEK-OPTIMA Wear Performance Polymer* is specifically designed to meet the critical demands of orthopedic joint arthroplasty. The polymer combines the excellent material properties of PEEK-OPTIMA Natural with carbon fiber technology to provide superior wear resistance against hard counter surfaces, such as metal and ceramic.
Superior wear performance against hard counter faces, backed by accepted and validated wear-screening tests.
With a bone-like modulus1, PEEK-OPTIMA Image Contrast helps minimize stress shielding and stimulate bone healing.
The polymer is highly resistant to creep and fatigue, and can be sterilized repeatedly with no degradation.
1. J. Henkel, M. A. Woodruff, D. R. Epari, R. Steck, V. Glatt, I. C. Dickinson, P. F. M. Choong, M. A. Schuetz, D. W. Hutmacher. Bone Regeneration Based on Tissue Engineering Conceptions — A 21st Century Perspective. Bone Research (2013) 1, 216–248.
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This high-performance, implant-grade polymer serves as the foundation for the PEEK-OPTIMA product family.
All the benefits of PEEK-OPTIMA Natural plus Hydroxyapatite (HA), a well-known osteo-conductive material, to encourage bone on-growth.
All the performance advantages of the clinically proven PEEK-OPTIMA Natural with tailored radiopacity for optimal implant and healing site visibility.
A carbon fiber reinforced compound to increase strength while reducing stress shielding by more closely matching cortical bone stiffness.
An implantable composite formed by continuous carbon fibers within a PEEK-OPTIMA Natural polymer matrix for enhanced mechanical strength and stiffness.
An advanced composite designed to meet the critical wear performance requirements of orthopedic joint arthroplasty.