ActivaPin™ - Bioabsorbable pin
Advanced bioabsorbable implant for upper and lower limb fractures with patented Self-Locking SL™ technology and grooved surface design. ActivaPin™ ensures stable bone healing with no need for implant removal operations.
This small implant is meant to be used in upper or lower limbs to ensure successful bone regeneration. There is no need for removal operation with ActivaPin™, so the patient stress and suffering is reduced. Typical uses for ActivaPin™ are where the bone needs some help to regenerate properly. Simply put, it is a small pin holding pieces of bone together while they naturally regenerate. It sustains steady bone regeneration in situations where the bone has fractured in a way that it must be supported.
While slowly biodegrades, the bioabsorbable implant slowly transfers stress to the healing bone, assisting in the healing process. Due to the implant absorption, the risks of implant-related long-term complications are eliminated. ActivaPin™ material is replaced by bone in approximately two years*.
ActivaPin™ comes with patented Self-Locking SL™ technology and grooved surface design, thus ensuring excellent fixation. These properties provide rotational stability and ensure that the product stays in place after implementation. Customize the angle by slightly bending the ActivaPin™ in order to achieve the desired anatomical orientation. The manufacturing method of this bioabsorbable product also provides support: the diameter will increase 1-2 % compared to the initial dimensions, thus locks tightly to the bone.
The use of this product is made simple with Bioretec’s reusable or single-use pin applicator, which eliminates the risk of dropping the pin during insertion. The insertion can be done with reusable arthroscopic or regular applicator, or a single-use pin applicator. The packaging of ActivaPin™ is carried out in a way that ensures easy and aseptic use during surgical procedures.
Product properties* Hedelin, H. et al. MRI evaluation of resorbable poly lactic-co-glycolic acid (PLGA) screws used in pelvic osteotomies in children — a retrospective case series. J Orthop Surg Res 15, 329 (2020).
Instruments and insertion techniques
ActivaPin™ Insertion video