Innovative implant - unique advantages
Many years of basic research and the successful transfer of scientific findings into a new innovative product for medical applications - that is how MAGNEZIX® was developed: a unique implant material for screws and pins which are slowly resorbed by the body and turn into bone tissue, but at the same time as having metallic stability and promoting the healing process.
MAGNEZIX® Pin areas of application
The biotransformable MAGNEZIX® Pins with the dimensions 1.5, 2.0, 2.7 and 3.2, boast outstanding stability (up to 5 times higher than polymer pins of similar dimensions made out of PLA), which other degradable implants have so far not even come close to achieving: this opens up a new and broad spectrum of applications for these innovative implants in sports and trauma surgery.
In addition, they naturally also boast the special MAGNEZIX® material benefits such as osteoconductivity, infection inhibition and very good compatibility.
MAGNEZIX® Pins, as a prudent supplement to the tried-and-tested field of indications and applications covered by MAGNEZIX® CS, are also intended for treating small bony torn ligaments and tendons, as well as for re-fixing osteochondral fractures and dissecates (bone/cartilage injuries). This means that MAGNEZIX® Pins are particularly suitable for the alternative treatment of specific traumatological indications.
- is metallic and biotransformable (resorbed and transformed by the body)
- promotes bone formation
- has infection inhibiting properties
- harmonises with the mechanical properties of the bone
- is outstandingly suitable for post-operative imaging diagnostics with X-rays, MRT and CT
- is the world's first material based on magnesium approved for use as an implant material
Bioabsorbable MAGNEZIX® implants are used for re-establishing bone continuity after fractures, as well as for treating pseudoarthroses. MAGNEZIX® implants are metallically stable, similar to systems made of steel or titanium, but unlike screws and wires made of these materials, do not need to be removed again because they are resorbed in the body. MAGNEZIX® implants are therefore ideally suitable for fractures which need stable and safe fixation, but where one would rather avoid carrying out another operation after healing to remove the metal. For the treating doctor, they can be used, however, without any significant change to usual operating practice.