Science for BioMaterials

SBM specializes in the design, manufacture and marketing of synthetic implants for bone reconstruction and healing. Innovation at the service of the patient is the company’s credo.

Ligafix

LIGAFIX are bioabsorbable interference screw for ACL reconstruction. Those innovative implants insure a strong fixation of transplant of ACL. LIGAFIX is declined in different sizes and shapes for appropriate fixation. LIGAFIX 30 is adapted for bone-tendon-bone operative technique (Kenneth Jones) as mechanical resistances are optimal in contact with bone-plugs, while LIGAFIX 60 has been developed for hamstring (soft-tissue) for a greater kinetic of resorption.

Composition

LIGAFIX is made of Duosorb®. That material is a composite combining Tricalcium Phosphate (β-TCP) and Polylactic Acid (PDLLA). Such combination of material promotes osteoconduction and resorption as well as great mechanical resistances and anchorage of the ACL. LIGAFIX 30 screws are made of 30% β-TCP and 70% PDLLA. LIGAFIX 60 screws are made of 60% β-TCP and 40% PDLLA.

Advantages

  • Implant adapted to all kinds of techniques
  • Round or flat head screws
  • Osteoconductive, absorbable and bioactive
  • No inflammatory reactions thanks to an appropriate amount of β-TCP
  • Instruments sets for all kinds of techniques
  • X-ray and MRI compatible

Translig

TRANSLIG is a transverse femoral fixation for ACL repair. This implant prevents complications which may occur with this indication (laxity, rupture of the graft). Such implant made of Duosorb® material is especially resistant and enables a large contact with bone for an optimum anchorage. It preserves the graft and contributes to bone reconstruction. TRANSLIG can be used in both simple and double fixations and gets resorbed with 12 to 18 months.

Composition

TRANSLIG is made of Duosorb®. That material is a composite combining Tricalcium Phosphate (β-TCP) and Polylactic Acid (PDLLA). Such combination of material promotes osteoconduction and resorption as well as great mechanical resistance and anchorage of the ACL. Duosorb® has been widely used and highly appreciated with LIGAFIX over the past few years.

Advantages

  • Strong fixation
  • No inflammatory reactions
  • An easy and reliable operative technique for the most appropriate positioning of the implant
  • X-ray and MRI compatible

Pull Up

Composed of a titanium plate and pre-mounted braids, PULLUP is a reproducible, simple and safe system. A blind tunnel from 15 mm and a cortical tunnel of 4.5 mm diameter promote bone preservation while ensuring a strong and rigid fixation. Available in a unique adjustable size, the implantation does not require any tunnel length planification and provides stable locking.

Composition

Plate in titanium.

Advantages

  • Strong and rigid fixation
  • Compatible with classic soft tissue grafts and quadrupled ST grafts
  • External traction of the graft
  • Reliable flip
  • Adjustable loop length
  • Controlled blocking of the graft at the end of the tunnel
  • Reliable locking
  • MRI and X ray compatible.