EUROSCREW® PLA & PLA/TCP 2017-10-24T15:51:33+00:00

Project Description

EUROSCREW® PLA & PLA/TCP

Bioabsorbable Screw for Ligamentoplasty Surgeries

The EUROSCREW® range of interference screws offers a complete assortment of screws and instruments for securely fastening transplants in ACL reconstruction techniques.

EUROSCREW® is stable for 8-10 months post-operatively, ensuring good healing and simplifying any future revision. It is then gradually hydrolysed by water from the tissues and totally replaced by healthy bone after 24 months.

The presence of TCP into the PLA matrix keeps a neutral pH of the material by buffer effect during the degradation time and reduces the risk of inflammation. β-TCP is also an osteoconductive material which promotes bone ingrowth.

EUROSCREW® PLA is radiotransparent and EUROSCREW® PLA/TCP is radiopaque.

ADVANTAGES

  • Resorbable
  • High torsion strength
  • Self-tapping
  • PLA  or PLA/ TCP
  • Osteoconductive (PLA/ TCP)
  • Design
  • Controlled degradation
  • Simple to use
  • Mechanical strength

References

EUROSCREW PLA® interference screws are available in 8 different sizes, 5 diameters and 3 lengths. Screws 24 mm long have a hemispherical head and are ideal for femoral attachment. Screws 30 mm and 35mm long have a flat head and are ideal for tibial attachment.
Reference Size
T720724 Ø 7 mm x  L 24 mm
T720824 Ø 8 mm x  L 24 mm
T720924 Ø 9 mm x  L 24 mm
T720730 Ø 7 mm x  L 30 mm
T720830 Ø 8 mm x  L 30 mm
T720930 Ø 9 mm x  L 30 mm
T721030 Ø 10 mm x  L 30 mm
T721135 Ø 11 mm x  L 35 mm
EUROSCREW PLA/TCP® interference screws are available in 8 different sizes, 5 diameters and 3 lengths.
Screws 24 mm long have a hemispherical head and are ideal for femoral attachment. Screws 30 mm and 35mm long have a flat head and are ideal for tibial attachment.
Reference Size
T730724 Ø 7 mm x  L 24 mm
T730824 Ø 8 mm x  L 24 mm
T730924 Ø 9 mm x  L 24 mm
T730730 Ø 7 mm x  L 30 mm
T730830 Ø 8 mm x  L 30 mm
T730930 Ø 9 mm x  L 30 mm
T731030 Ø 10 mm x  L 30 mm
T731135 Ø 11 mm x  L 35 mm

Certifications

CE: 0086
Class III

Bibliography

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Resorbable materials of poly(l-lactide), jan w. Leenslag, a. j. Pennings et al.,  biomaterials, 1987, vol. 8.
Fixation of mandibular body osteotomies using biodegradable amorphous self-reinforced (70l:30dl) polylactide or metal lag screws/ an experimental study in sheep, i. Kallela, rm Tulamo et al., journal of cranio-maxillofacial surgery 1999 27 124-133.
Biological performance of a new b-tcp/pla composite material for applications in spine surgery: in vitro and in vivo studies, s. Aunoble, d. Clement et al., journal of biomedical materials research part a doi 10.1002.