Carbon Fibers Technology
CarboFix nails and plates are made of continuous carbon fibers reinforced polymer.
The Polymer (PEEK) adhere the fibers together.
The continuous carbon fibers are layered in a unidirectional, longitudinal orientation, as well as in helical / diagonal orientation.
The modulus of elasticity of the composite material is close to that of cortical bone. This might contribute to early fracture healing, as well as lower the risk for stress risers and secondary fractures.
The material makes the CarboFix implants radiolucent, which is beneficial during surgery and follow up.
CarboFix implants portfolio includes, among others:
Intramedullary nails for Humerus, Tibia & Femur, as well as Ankle Arthrodesis nail
Plates for Distal femur, Proximal Tibia, Distal Radius, Proximal Humerus & Distal Fibula and others