MECHANICAL INTEGRATION (MI)
A less invasive method to instantly secure an implant to normal or osteoporotic bone utilizing an interlocking thread geometry.
WHAT IS Unifi?
Unifi is the first Mechanical Integration technology and is now available via OsteoCentric implants and licensing.
HOW DOES UNIFI ACHIEVE MECHANICAL INTEGRATION?
- Unique thread geometry instantly and circumferentially interlocks with bone by entrapping and containing bone between the thread form.
- This mechanical interlocking creates a structural and functional connection between an implant and bone which performs similar to Biological Integration (Osseointegration).
- Unlike Biological Integration (Osseointegration), the Unifi connection to bone is instant vs delayed, removable vs. permanent, and of course mechanical vs. biological.
- Mechanical Integration is a true platform technology capable of providing improved primary stability to Spine, Sports, Extremities, Trauma, Recon, Veterinary, and Dental implants.
FROM THE EXPERTS
Dr. Philip Stahel, orthopedic surgeon and Chief Medical Officer for The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, as he discusses the differences between a standard buttress screw thread and the new Unifi fastener from OsteoCentric Technologies. He will also share his perspective into a new method to achieve instant primary stability.