NuVasive's Porous PEEK material yields positive results after impaction: 5 insights

Surface Technology

A new study published in The Spine Journal compared NuVasive Porous PEEK material to titanium-coated PEEK devices.

Researchers assessed the ability of titanium-coated PEEK, smooth PEEK and NuVasive Porous PEEK to handle impaction loading conditions.

Here are five insights.

1. The NuVasive Porous PEEK's surface structure kept its high porosity of more than 65 percent, with only minor changes to pore size and depth after impaction.

2. The smooth PEEK devices also showed little damage, but experienced a decrease in surface roughness.

3. The study revealed the titanium-coated PEEK devices lost titanium coating following impaction and experienced a decrease in surface roughness.

4. NuVasive develops its Porous PEEK products via a proprietary extrusion process, creating a porous-to-solid structure. The structures are intended to boost osseointegration and bone-to-implant contact.

5. The company offers Cohere and Coalesce Interbody Fusion Devices for cervical and thoracolumbar procedures.

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