The Inion® biodegradable co-polymers used for the Inion CPS™ Fixation Systems are composed of L-Lactide, D,L-Lactide, Polyglycolide and TMC (Trimethylene Carbonate). These polymers have long histories of safe clinical use.
The structure of the implants can be described as amorphous. They are degraded in vivo by hydrolysis and metabolized by the body to CO2 and water. The degradation profiles have been adapted to initially provide stability and then gradually transfer the load to the bone to optimally support bone regeneration.
Inion CPS™ implants retain at least 70% of their original strength 9 weeks after implantation. Bioresorption takes place within two to four years.
- Inion CPS™ implants are biodegradable. No permanent metal implant remains in the body, reducing the risk of implant migration and stress shielding.
- Predictable degradation gradually stresses the bone and supports bone regeneration
- Addresses patient concerns regarding implant permanence, palpability and temperature sensitivity
- Does not interfere with postoperative imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI) that may be required for later diagnosis because implants are non-metallic
- Implants are supplied sterile and individually packaged, eliminating concerns about possible contamination of the implants leading to cross-infection.
- Easy and precise anatomical contouring of the plates after heating in the Inion Thermo™ water bath.
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