ActivaScrew™ Cannulated - Bioabsorbable screw

Bioretec’s ActivaScrew™ Cannulated offers additional surgery precision, since the screw can be installed using a guide wire. It offers a broad range of fully threaded and partially threaded cannulated screws for fixation of fractures and osteotomies. ActivaScrew™ Cannulated is used in lower and upper extremities.

Patient benefits

Like all products of Activa series implants, ActivaScrew™ Cannulated is fully bioabsorbable product that dissolves in human body in approximately two years and is eventually replaced by patients own bone. This removes the need for implant removal operation, which in turn decreases patient suffering and accelerates rehabilitation. ActivaScrew™ Cannulated is replaced by bone in approximately two years*.

Professional benefits

ActivaScrew™ Cannulated exploits Bioretec's patented Auto-Compression™ technology which reduces the risk of unstable fixation. This technology tightens the fracture line and provides additional support to proper ossification. Patented Auto-Compression™ is caused by dimensional changes in the screw in human body conditions: its diameter will expand, and its length will decrease to produce the compression.

This implant allows precise installation with guide wire and has a sufficient number of size variations. With bioabsorbable implants the need for implant removal operation is removed, which leads to saving in health care resources. Like all Activa series implants, ActivaScrew™ Cannulated can be cut for example with hot wire.

Product properties

Material: ActivaScrew™ Cannulated is made of PLGA, which safely biodegrades in the body in approximately two years. The material has long history in medical use and is proven to be safe in various scientific health care studies and practical use.
Certificates: ActivaScrew™ Cannulated is FDA cleared and CE approved. 
Product measures: ActivaScrew™ Cannulated is available in diameters 3.5, 4.0 and 4.5 mm and lengths 20 – 90 mm.
* 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).



Product sheets

ActivaScrew™ Cannulated for US market

ActivaScrew™ Cannulated for INTERNATIONAL market


Instruments and techniques

Instrument guide for ActivaScrew™ Cannulated

Surgical Technique for ActivaScrew™ Cannulated


Indication examples

MTP-1 joint arthrodesis  Malleolar fracture fixation Latarjet procedure

Syndesmosis fracture fixation  Patella fracture fixation  Salter osteotomy


Insertion video

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