MAGNEZIX® in trauma surgery
The versatile implants made of MAGNEZIX® have similar mechanical stability to conventional solutions made of metal, but are far superior to all polymer systems. The very special feature: they are successively transformed into bone by the body so that no foreign material remains permanently in the body, which could give rise to problems - removal is therefore no longer necessary.
Ideal areas of application in trauma surgery for MAGNEZIX® implants are the stabilisation of broken bones, for instance around the radius heads, as well as fractures in the hand and foot in particular. The MAGNEZIX® Pin is excellent for refixing fragments of detached cartilage or bony torn ligaments in the knee joint or in the upper ankle joint.
MAGNEZIX® promotes the course of healing as well as helping avoid additional days sick and surgical risks, as well as pain in the patients.
In addition, thanks to their revolutionary properties, MAGNEZIX® implants are also suitable for numerous other trauma indications: in-vitro as well as in-vivo studies verified its outstanding cell compatibility and remarkable osteoconductive properties. Tests not only revealed a high level of proliferation of human osteoblasts, but also stimulation of their vitality. In addition, bone regeneration (osteoid) on the surface of the degraded implant has also been verified histologically.
Treating a scaphoid fracture
The X-ray photographs here show a fracture of the scaphoid in the left hand treated with a MAGNEZIX® CS over a period of six months post-op.