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08-20-2018

All-Polymer Knee Implant Made of Zeniva PEEK

Solvay and Okani Medical Technology Work Together

50% less wear than a metal implant: OrgKnee all-polymer knee implant, based on Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) (© Okani Medical Technology)

50% less wear than a metal implant: OrgKnee all-polymer knee implant, based on Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK) (© Okani Medical Technology)

The supplier of specialty polymers Solvay, Alpharetta, USA, announced that Okani Medical Technology, a China-based manufacturer of artificial joint applications, has developed an all-polymer knee implant based on Solvay’s Zeniva polyetheretherketone (PEEK).

Okani evaluated Zeniva PEEK’s suitability for the femoral and tibial tray components of its knee implant according to ISO 14243-1:2009, which simulates normal walking behavior over 10 years. The implant shows 50 percent less wear versus a metal implant as measured by material loss over 3 million cycles.

The polymer has previously been successfully used in spinal implants. Unlike implants made of cobalt chrome or titanium alloys, those molded from Zeniva PEEK exhibit a modulus similar to cortical bone, which can improve patient comfort, provide a more stable fixation over time and extend implant lifetime due to significantly reduced wear of the total knee-joint prosthesis.

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Solvay Advanced Polymers

4500 McGinnis Ferry Road
ALPHARETTA GA 30005-3914
Tel.: +1 770 772-8760
Fax: +1 770 772-8454

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