PEEK implants create inflammatory environment as compared to titanium devices, award-winning study shows

Written by Anuja Vaidya | April 05, 2015 | Print  |

Titan Spine announced that data from an award-winning study comparing its proprietary surface technology to polyetheretherketone has been published in Spine.

The study found that Titan's line of endoskeleton interbody devices promote osteoblastic differentiation and enhanced bone-forming environment as compared to PEEK devices. Also, fibrous tissue formation around PEEK implants may be due to the creation of an inflammatory environment. The study won the Whitecloud Award for Best Basic Science Research from the Scoliosis Research Society in 2014.

 

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