ActivaNail™ - Bioabsorbable nail

This small implant is meant to be used in upper or lower limbs to ensure successful bone regeneration.

Patient benefits

ActivaNail™ is a beneficial tool regarding osteotomies and fractures. Simply put, it is a small nail holding pieces of bone together while they naturally regenerate. Compared to ActivaPin™, ActivaNail™ provides additional support with its small nail-shaped head.

While slowly degrading, the bioabsorbable implant slowly transfers stress back to the healing bone, assisting in the rehabilitation process. Due to the implant absorption, the risks of implant-related long term complications are eliminated. ActivaNail™ material is replaced by bone in approximately two years*.

Professional benefits

ActivaNail™ comes with patented Self-Locking SL™ technology and grooved surface design that ensure stable fixation. These properties provide rotational stability and ensure that the product stays in place after implementation. The material of these products also provides some support: the diameter will increase 1-2 % compared to the initial dimensions.

ActivaNail™ offers flexible ways of treatment, you can insert the implant arthroscopically as well. The packaging of ActivaNail™ is carried out in a way that ensures easy and aseptic use during surgical procedures.

Product properties

Material: ActivaNail™ is made of PLGA, which safely biodegrades in the body in approximately two years. The material has a long history in medical use and is proven to be safe in various scientific health care studies and practical use.
Certificates: ActivaNail™ is FDA cleared and CE approved. 
Product measures: ActivaNail™ is available in diameter 1.5 and lengths 10-30 mm and diameter 2.0 and lengths 15-30 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).



ActivaNail™ Sales Sheet


Instruments and Techniques

Instrument guide for ActivaNail™

Surgical Technique for ActivaNail™

Arthroscopic Technique for ActivaPin™ and ActivaNail™


White papers

Comminuted talar fracture reconstruction with multiple bioabsorbable ActivaNails™

Bioretec ActivaPin™ and ActivaNail™ material compared to CONMED Smartnail®


Indication example

Osteochondritis dissecans lesion fixation


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