Orthopedic Structures

Orthopedic Structures
Advances in orthobiologics, and non-degradable and resorbable synthetic biomaterials provide the required mechanical and biological benefits for bone grafting and fusion, motion preservation in the spine, tissue fixation, and cartilage, tendon, ligament and meniscal repair. Biomedical textile components can be engineered from combinations of polymers, metals and biologic material filaments into ordered composite orthopedic structures.

 
Medical Weave


Biomedical textile structures can accommodate static or dynamic loads, while facilitating tissue ingrowth. The geometry of such a biomedical structure can be customized to affect porosity, control tissue integration, or act as a tissue barrier. These structures are also suitable for minimally invasive delivery applications due to their inherently compressible and shape-transformable properties.

Benefits

Flexibility
Design versatility
Static or dynamic load bearing
Abrasion resistance
Controlled tissue integration
Micro porous construction

 

Structures

Tethers
Bone anchors
Synthetic ligaments
High-strength suture fixation
Load-sharing scaffolds
Biologic containment sleeves

Biomaterials

PEEK
PET
UHMWPE
Resorbable polymers
Large Woven Scaffold  Peek Button Hole
Case StudyGlobal Medical Device Company (Cardiovascular)
  • Situation

    Our client developed a novel new product that had a broad range of applications in the orthopedic market. The product offered significant benefits to patients in terms of improved healing after surgery. The client engaged Secant Group to help design and manufacturing the textile components of the product.

  • Challenge

    The supply flow of an FDA-approved cardiovascular device was under threat. The polyester yarn used in the device had been discontinued, and the manufacturer that supplied the woven textile component could no longer dedicate resources to investigating a replacement yarn.

    As device inventory dwindled, the original equipment manufacturer needed to find a partner capable of creating a replica yarn and woven textile that closely matched the physical properties of the original components. Failing that, the company risked having to make drastic changes to the device to appease regulatory requirements, further increasing the possibility of a disruption in supply.

  • Action
  • Results

    With a new supply of yarn and woven textile components, the client moved the “restored” device through the regulatory process with minimal changes and resumed sales without disruption.