Benefits of PEEK-OPTIMA™ Wear Performance Polymer
PEEK-OPTIMA Wear Performance Polymer* is specifically designed to meet the critical demands of orthopedic joint arthroplasty. The polymer combines the material properties of PEEK-OPTIMATM Natural with carbon fiber technology to provide superior wear resistance against hard counter surfaces, such as metal and ceramic.
Superior Wear Resistance
Superior wear performance against hard counter faces, backed by accepted and validated wear-screening tests.1
Elasticity Similar to Bone
With a bone-like modulus2, PEEK-OPTIMA Wear Performance helps minimize stress shielding and stimulates bone healing.
Strong and Durable
The polymer is highly resistant to creep3 and fatigue and can be sterilized repeatedly without degradation.1
1. Data on file at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions™.
2. Henkel J, et al. Bone Regeneration Based on Tissue Engineering Conceptions — A 21st Century Perspective. Bone Res. 2013 Sep 25;1(3):216-48.
3. Data on file at Invibio Biomaterial Solutions™. Mechanical Benchmark of Carbon Fiber PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced vs Ti 6AI-4V Plates undergoing Static and Dynamic Testing per ASTM F382-99 (2008).
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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.