With more than fifteen years of clinical history, PEEK-OPTIMA polymers were the first medical-grade PEEK used in spinal fusion surgeries offering distinct clinical advantages due to their inherent properties including:
Now, spinal rod components made from PEEK-OPTIMA polymers are being used to achieve semi-rigid fixation with posterior pedicle screw systems as an alternative to metal. From rod breakage and screw loosening to accelerated degeneration at adjacent spinal segments, the high stiffness inherent with all-metal constructs are believed to contribute to clinical challenges and negatively impact patient outcomes.1,2 In response, surgeons have indicated that a range of stiffness would benefit patients.2
With a lower stiffness and radiolucency, patients may benefit from PEEK-OPTIMA Spinal Rod Components due to:
Learn more about the potential clinical advantages and positive clinical outcomes in treating patients with PEEK-OPTIMA Spinal Rod Components
Learn about PEEK-OPTIMA spinal rod components providing semi-rigid fixation to bridge the gap between rigid and dynamic spinal constructs
Read about how PEEK-OPTIMA spinal rods can be considered a safe and effective alternative solution to rigid systems.