Shark Screw® - the allograft
As a natural alternative to metal implants or bioresorbable screws, surgebright has developed the Shark Screw® allograft. The bio intelligent bone screws are used for surgical treatment in the field of orthopedics, trauma surgery, pediatric surgery, and maxillofacial surgery for the fixation of bone fragments and bone fractures.
Advantages and product features
Metal removal is a disadvantage of conventional fixation systems with all the resulting complication risks for the patient in the second intervention. Surgery with the Shark Screw® eliminates this procedure, resulting in significant relief of our healthcare system.
The Shark Screw® graft offers a promising solution for problem indications such as pseudarthrosis, poorly healing fractures, cartilage bone fixation (osteochondritis dissecans) and treatment of rheumatic or diabetic patients.
Together with the Graz University of Technology, Shark Screws® of different thicknesses have been developed according to the requirements and area of application to ensure maximum stability and safety for the doctor and patient. The Shark Screw® grafts are sterilized by a peracetic acid ethanol process.
Our organism recognizes the human bone matrix and fully integrates the Shark Screw® graft through its bio-intelligence and physiological bone metabolism, so that the graft can no longer be detected in X-rays after 1 to 2 years, depending on the blood flow in the respective region. Rejections or foreign body reactions are not known.
Shark Screw® is currently being applied in over 40 indications for hand, foot, knee, and pediatric surgery. This variety of indications makes it easier for the doctors and their teams to work because only one set of instruments is necessary.
The subjective experience of experienced Shark Screw® surgeons shows reduced pain for patients postoperatively, due to the shortening of the screw and the extremely high compatibility of the allogeneic material. Also, complications associated with metal implants are avoided.
The Shark Screw® graft in detail
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