Are you looking for an advanced and innovative solution for spinal implants? Then you need to discover the power of silicon nitride, a revolutionary material that offers unparalleled benefits for bone regeneration and fusion.
Silicon nitride is the newest and most promising option in spinal implants, offering a range of benefits that are unmatched by traditional materials like PEEK and titanium. At CTL Amedica, we are proud to be the sole and exclusive provider of these groundbreaking implants.
So, what makes silicon nitride so special? Let's explore some of its unique benefits:
Superior bone formation: Our silicon nitride implants demonstrate greater new bone formation at 3, 7, 14, and 90 days compared to PEEK and titanium. In fact, the regenerated bone associated with silicon nitride implants is 2 to 3 times that of PEEK and titanium implants at 3 months after surgery (1)
Greater protein adsorption: Silicon nitride has been shown to have significantly greater protein adsorption compared to PEEK and titanium (2). This means that it provides an optimal environment for stimulation of osteoprogenitor cells to differentiate into osteoblasts, resulting in superior bone formation.
Increased osseointegration: Our silicon nitride implants also demonstrate increased osseointegration at 3, 7, 14, and 90 days compared to PEEK and titanium. The percent of bone at the silicon nitride implant interface is 2 to 6 times that of PEEK and titanium implants at 3 months after surgery. (1)
Bacteriostatic properties: Silicon nitride has demonstrated significantly lower biofilm formation and live bacteria associated with our silicon nitride implants are 8 to 30 times lower than PEEK and titanium. (2) In fact, no infection has been observed with bacteria-inoculated silicon nitride implants at 3 months, whereas both PEEK and titanium implants maintain a septic state. (1) Additionally, the antibacterial behavior of silicon nitride is probably multifactorial, and relates to surface chemistry, texture, and electrical charge. (3)