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Division: Knee Reconstruction
Category: Biocomposite Material

BIOCRYL® RAPIDE® Material is a second generation biocomposite material composed of 30% osteoconductive β-TCP and 70% poly-lactide co-glycolide (PLGA). A proprietary Micro-Particle Dispersion (MPD) manufacturing process ensures a homogenous dispersion of the composite materials reducing the incidence of stress risers within the implant, while ensuring osteoconductive β-TCP is in close apposition with the surrounding bone tissues during the absorption process. Mitek Sports Medicine offers a full portfolio of suture anchors and interference screws made from BIOCRYL RAPIDE Material. Several long term Human CT imaging studies have shown that BIOCRYL RAPIDE Material absorbs over time and allows for boney replacement at the screw site.¹,²,³

In a long-term, controlled study, BIOCRYL RAPIDE and PLA Materials were evaluated in cortical femoral bone of Beagles. Following implantation, sections of the implant sites were examined histologically as seen below.1

BIOCRYL® RAPIDE® Biocomposite Material Animal Study
 

Indications for Use

Please refer to the Implant IFU.

  1. In a long-term controlled study, BIOCRYL® RAPIDE® and PLLA materials were evaluated in the cortical femoral bone of an animal model. Data on file at DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine.
  2. Barber FA, Dockery WD, Hrnack, SA, Long-Term Degradation of a Poly-Lactide Co-Glycolide/β-Tricalcium Phosphate Biocomposite Interference screw. Arthroscopy, Vol 27, No. 5, pp.637-643.
  3. James Gladstone, MD and Cree Gaskin, MD, ePoster (Spring AANA, 2012) titled, “3 year resorption and replacement pattern of a biocomposite (PLLA/PGA/β-TCP) interference screw”

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
BioComposite comprised of 70% PLGA/30% β-TCP  Faster resorbing Second Generation Resorbable Co-Polymer of Poly-L-Lactic Acid and Poly-Glycolic  Acid(PLGA) plus β-TriCalcium Phosphate (β-TCP).  
Osteoconductive properties  Pre-Clinical testing has shown that BIOCYL RAPIDE Material resorbs over time, followed by bone in-growth (1). 
Pure medical grade β-TCP Ensures purity of β-TCP without added fillers 
Micro Particle Dispersion (MPD)Technology  MPD is a proprietary manufacturing process that ensures a homogenous blend of β-TCP and PLGA particles. Dispersion of the composite particles is critical to the material strength properties (2)
Radiopaque β-TCP enables the implant to be visible on x-ray 
Micro Particle Dispersion (MPD)Technology  MPD is a proprietary manufacturing process that ensures a homogenous blend of β-TCP and PLGA particles. Dispersion of the composite particles is critical to the material strength properties (1)
Resorbable and Osteoconductive  Pre-Clinical testing has shown that BIOCYL RAPIDE Material resorbs over time, followed by bone in-growth (2). 
Radiopaque β-TCP enables the implant to be visible on x-ray 
One material and multiple implant options DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine offers a BIOCRYL RAPIDE Family of Implants consisting of suture anchors and Interference screws  
  1. In a long-term controlled study, BIOCRYL® RAPIDE® and PLLA materials were evaluated in the cortical femoral bone of an animal model. Data on file at DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine.
  2. Barber FA, Dockery WD, Hrnack, SA, Long-Term Degradation of a Poly-Lactide Co-Glycolide/β-Tricalcium Phosphate Biocomposite Interference screw. Arthroscopy, Vol 27, No. 5, pp.637-643.
  3. James Gladstone, MD and Cree Gaskin, MD, ePoster (Spring AANA, 2012) titled, “3 year resorption and replacement pattern of a biocomposite (PLLA/PGA/β-TCP) interference screw”
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