Yes, the surgical techniques, instrumentation and handling are comparable. MAGNEZIX® implants are also self-cutting, but not self-drilling. Special care must therefore be taken when pre-drilling the hole during the operation to avoid weakening the implant. Metallic implants which are not made of MAGNEZIX® should not be in permanent direct contact with a MAGNEZIX® implant, but only temporarily during the period of the surgery.
Various surgeries which require an implant for temporary stabilization. The MAGNEZIX® CS (fracture compression screw) for instance can be used for the fixation of small bones or bone pieces. The most frequent surgery carried out so far is correcting (often very painful) bunions (Hallux valgus) and/or the scaphoid bone in the hand. The screws have also been successfully used in other areas such as in the radius bone, the hips and in the ankle. Your orthopaedic/trauma surgeon can tell you if a MAGNEZIX® implant is the right choice for you.