OPM has been in the commercial market in Europe, the Middle East and South America. Recently, the OXPEKK-IG polymer has received approval for the Korean market. So what is OXPEKK-IG? It is a high performance, ultra-pure thermoplastic with a modulus of elasticity similar to bone. Yes fellow spineophiles, it's PEKK not PEEK, a PolyEtherKetoneKetone (spell check worked this time), and is within the class of PAEK. So the bottom line is that this material has been used and implanted worldwide.
For those companies that may be interested in learning more about the biocompatibility of this material, data is available form OPM without any access fee. So in closing, we have a new player in the PEKK market and this material may be utilized for spinal cages (lookout Invibio), bone screws and k-wires, hip implant components, and knee replacement parts. So in closing, TSB has to ask our readers, are you down with OPP, or are you down with OXPEKK-IG?
Je voudrais un OXPEKK-IG pour mon cages!!!!!!!!!!!!!!