PEEK-OPTIMA Knotless Shoulder Anchors provide radiolucent, bio-inert suture fixation for rotator cuff and glenohumeral instability anchors.
PEEK-OPTIMA Natural features mechanical properties that allow reliable suture retention for knotless suture anchors. Commonly used in the lateral row of a double-row rotator cuff or in the Glenoid for SLAP and Bankart repairs, knotless suture anchors allow surgeons to perform procedures faster and reduce the time patient are under anesthesia.
- The natural mechanical strength of PEEK-OPTIMA polymers has shown remarkable performance in load-to failure strength (F. A. Barber, M.A. Herbert, C. Beavis, F. Orro; J. of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery; Vol. 24, No 8; 2008). This is why the material is commonly used for high-strength anchors.
- PEEK-OPTIMA polymers allow for simple post-operative implant assessment with no image artifacts using X-ray, CT, and MRI imaging methods.
- Completely bio-inert PEEK-OPTIMA polymers reduce the possible risk of patient reaction to a device implanted in the body.
- PEEK-OPTIMA Natural allows for greater design and production flexibility for injection moulding and machining processes, enabling development of smaller implantable devices.