Evonik is exploring the possibilities of using the high- performance polymer VESTAKEEP® PEEK, a proven implant material for medical technology, for complex joint prosthesis systems. The specialty chemicals company is drawing on the expertise of medical specialists at the world-recognized Center for Knee and Hip Replacement at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston (USA). If the innovation succeeds, the service life of VESTAKEEP® based joint prostheses could be significantly extended, consequently reducing revision surgery or years of pain therapy. The success of PEEK-based hip prostheses in veterinary medicine from the Swiss company KYON supported Evonik’s innovation approach.
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