PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced combines the high-performance material properties of PEEK-OPTIMATM Natural polymer with the strength imparted by continuous carbon fibers. When manufactured into trauma devices, PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced enables semi-rigid fixation with the potential for improved fatigue and imaging properties over metal. Unlike metals, carbon fiber PEEK (CFR-PEEK) offers the ability to tailor the mechanical properties of the implant without altering the geometry, offering increased design flexibility to meet the device requirements.
Fracture fixation plates composed of PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced have been FDA cleared since 2012, with clinical history dating to at least 20121. Selected published and presented studies demonstrate:
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