Promising biomechanical data from prototype plate comparison with titanium distal radius plate

The biomechanical test data of Arctic Biomaterials´ bioresorbable Distal Radius Plate prototype shows promising results. The prototype plate is based on Arctic Biomaterials´ continuous X3 fiber composite, which is a fully bioresorbable, osteoconductive, and osteostimulative bioactive natural mineral fiber composite. The data was gathered by Arctic Biomaterials´ Research and Development team, led by the R&D Director of New Technologies, Dr. Tech. Ville Ellä.

Promising biomechanical data from prototype plate comparison with titanium distal radius plate

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“This data is extremely promising! Our R&D team has worked enthusiastically to develop the material and technology. We have seen corresponding results in our other trials and studies, therefore, the comparison results of this prototype test are not surprising,” Ellä says.

The AFP Distal Radius Plate is a prototype bioabsorbable fixation plate manufactured using Arctic Biomaterial’s proprietary Automated Fiber Placement (AFP) technology. The objective of the study was to compare the mechanical properties of the AFP Radius Plate with a commercial bioabsorbable radius plate and a commercial titanium radius plate of similar sizes.

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In the cantilever bending test comparison with commercial titanium plate reference, the mechanical properties are over 85% of the titanium reference strength. The biomechanical axial compression gives the AFP plate the strength that is on average 84% of the titanium reference. In conclusion, the Prototype Distal Radius Plate appears to have initial mechanical properties suitable for load-bearing indications. All the results presented in this paper pertain to an example case using a prototype implant design. When proving the behavior of actual products composed by AFP Technology, similar studies, and possible further analyses need to be conducted in order to verify the mechanical and degradation characteristics of actual products.

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