Product Overview

Bioretec’s ActivaScrew™ is for fixation of bone fractures, osteotomies, arthrodeses, bone grafts and osteochondral fractures of upper extremity, ankle and foot in the presence of appropriate immobilization.

Implants have been used worldwide and the track record is excellent (in US MAUDE database no records). The occurrence of potential complications is less than 0.01%.


Benefits of using ActivaScrew™

Auto-Compression™ to reduce the risk of unstable fixation. Auto-Compression™ tightens the screw lengthwise contraction of the screw. Due to Auto-Compression™ Bioretec ActivaScrew™ has ability to maintain compression during the bone healing

The functionality of the ActivaScrew™ begins during surgery, actively maintaining fixation during and after implantation, which is conducive to proper ossification.

“I have used Bioretec bioabsorbable products since 2008, specially Bioretec ActivaScrew™.
I encountered no screw breakage during the implantation, neither have we seen any cysts or
adverse tissue reactions related to the Bioretec´s implants. I am very pleased with results,”
Chief Surgeon from Finland.




Auto-Compression™ is caused by dimensional changes in hydrolytic conditions. Diameter of the screw will increase and length of the screw will decreased 1 - 2% compared to the initial dimensions.



Image: Packaging, instrument and implant design enables aseptic and easy use in surgical procedure.   Image: Cutting the ActivaScrew™ fully threaded with hot wire.


Indication examples

Lower extremities

  • Ankle fractures
  • Talar fractures
  • Calcaneal fractures
  • Hallux valgus surgery (Proximal osteotomy or TMT-I arthrodesis)
  • Talocrural arthrodeses
  • Subtalar arthrodeses

Upper extremities

  • Distal clavicular fracture
  • Glenoid rim fractures
  • Proximal humeral neck fractures
  • Epiphyseolytic fractures in upper limb in children
  • Lateral humeral condyle fractures
  • Medial humeral condyle or epicondyle fractures
  • Olecranon fractrures
  • Distal radial fractures
  • Hand fractures
  • Scaphoideus

Please refer indications for use in USA.

Material properties

ActivaScrew™ is made of PLGA** and biodegrades in the body safely and in a controlled manner within approximately two years.

** PLGA - poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid), optimal combination with a long history of safe medical use and the degradation by hydrolysis into alpha-hydroxy acids that are metabolized by the body. 

ActivaScrew™ is FDA cleared and CE approved.


Bioretec ActivaScrew™ is compatible with AO standards

The following video demonstrates the usage of ActivaScrew™.

Product range

ActivaScrew™ is available in diameters 2.0, 2.7, 3.5 and 4,5 mm and lengths 20 – 90 mm (LAG 20 - 70 mm).





Bioretec company brochure

Brochure Bioretec Ltd.pdf