CARBON FIBER REINFORCED PLATING
Low-Profile Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK
MTP Fusion Plates in Neutral and 4º Dorsiflexion Options
Reduced Cold Weld Concerns
Invisible on X-Ray
The First Plate Implants Were Made From Steel; Then Came Stainless Steel; Next Came Titanium Alloy.
Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK is the New Revolution.
OPTIMIZED MATERIAL PROPERTIES
The CoLink® PCR1 Plates are engineered from carbon fiber reinforced PEEK, layered in alternating directions for enhanced properties resulting in high fatigue strength.
The orientation of the ﬁbers is customized to enhance the performance of the CoLink® PCR plating system
The CoLink® PCR Plating System Utilizes a Unique Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK Polymer – a Next Generation Metal-Free Technology with Long Carbon Fibers for Strength.
An implant material that is engineered to last
The CoLink PCR plate has an increased fatigue strength which means that the implant can withstand a higher repetitive load, more than 2.5x higher than its Titanium Alloy counterpart, at the same number of loading cycles (steps).2
See more of the bone, less of the implant
Radiolucent artifact-free imaging, with plates invisible on X-ray. Barium sulfate is added for slight visibility.
DESIGNED FOR BETTER, SAFER, OPTIMIZED PROCEDURES
Earlier callus formation and return to function
A less stiff material produces greater callus formation3
Enhanced visualization of the healing site
Radiolucency and artifact-free imaging provides more accurate assessment during healing4
Reduced tissue adhesion and bone ongrowth with no cold welding of screws enables easier hardware removal3
CoLink® PCR Procedure
Proximal Joint Preparation
Distal Joint Preparation
Provisional Fixation / Trial Plate Evaluation
Non-Locking Drill Guide & Distal Screws
Optional External Compression Screw
Plate & Screw Options
CoLink PCR 0º/4º NX Narrow
CoLink PCR 2-6 Hole
Reusable Instrument Set
T8 DRIVER, AO, Sterile
CoLink Dense Bone
Sterile Disposable Instruments
2 – Guide Wire, Single Trocar, .062×4″
1 – 2.8x40mm Drill
1 – 2.3x40mm Drill
2 – Olive Wires 0.045×2.5″
CAUTION: Federal law (USA) restricts this device to sale and use by, or on the order of, a physician.
All content contained herein is furnished for informational purposes only. In2Bones does not recommend a particular surgical product or procedure suitable for all patients. Each surgeon must evaluate the appropriateness of a device and corresponding techniques based on medical training, clinical judgment and surgical experience. The proper surgical technique and/or procedure are the responsibility of the medical professional. Indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions are listed in the implant package insert and should be reviewed carefully by the physician and operating room personnel prior to any proposed procedure. Availability of these products might vary from one given country or region to another as a result of specific local regulatory approval or clearance requirements for sale in such country or region.
1. Manufactured by Invibio (PEEK-OPTIMA ULTRA REINFORCED).
2. Data on file at In2Bones. Testing data is specific to the CoLink PCR MTP Plate. Mechanical Benchmark of Carbon Fiber PEEK-OPTIMA™ Ultra-Reinforced vs Ti 6AI-4V Plates undergoing Static and Dynamic Testing per ASTM F382-99 (2008).
3. Tarallo L, Mugnai R, Adani R, Zambianchi F, Catani F, A New Volar Plate made of Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polyetheretherketone for Distal Radius Fracture: Analysis of 40 Cases, J Orthop Traumatol, 2014 Dec; 15(4): 277-83
4. Jo Wilson, PhD, Matthew Cantwell; Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) Carbone Fiber Composites May Improve Healing of Fractures Stabilized with Intramedullary Nails. (Basic Science Focus Forum, paper #4, 2014) 155.