2008 WBC Presentation-PEEK Implants: Overview and Potential

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    • Kurtz S. PEEK implants: Overview and potential. Presented at the Invibio Corporate Forum, 8th World Biomaterials Congress, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 28-June 1, 2008.
    • Keywords:
    • PEEK, spine, joint replacement, material properties, physical properties, mechanical behavior, review, 2008 WBC
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This conference presentation by Steve Kurtz reviews the clinical applications and properties of medical grade PEEK. The talk reviews the use of PEEK in orthopedic and spine implants, and covers the physical and mechancial behavior of PEEK and PEEK composites. The recent development of image contrast grades of PEEK, as well as bioactive, PEEK-HA composites is reviewed.

For a more in-depth review of medical grade PEEK, refer to the Medical PEEK Lexicon Reference.