MECHANICAL INTEGRATION (MI)
A less invasive method to instantly secure an implant to normal, compromised, and osteoporotic bone utilizing an integrated thread geometry called UnifiMI.
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 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.
WHAT IS UnifiMI?
UnifiMI is the first Mechanical Integration technology and is now available via OsteoCentric implants and licensing.
Dr. Michael Weaver, orthopedic surgeon, shares his perspective on the most exciting advantage of our UnifiMI Technology.
FROM THE EXPERTS
Hear from thought leaders in the field of orthopedics as they share first-hand experience with our UnifiMI technology and the clinical benefits of Mechanical Integration.
Dr. Philip Stahel, orthopedic surgeon and Chief Medical Officer for The Medical Center of Aurora and Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital, discusses the differences between a standard buttress screw thread and the new UnifiMI fastener from OsteoCentric Technologies. He shares his perspective on a new method to achieve instant primary stability, called Mechanical Integration.
Mechanical Integration Overview
UnifiMI Technology Introduction
How does UnifiMI Prepare & Preserve bone?
Bone’s innate structure and interconnectivity play major roles in improving implant fixation and prolonging stability. UnifiMI implants and instruments are designed specifically with this fact in mind, creating a symbiotic relationship at the bone-implant interface.
OsteoCentric drill bits are designed to preserve bone volume by drilling true cylindrical pilot holes - these drill bits can be beneficial when used with UnifiMI or any other implant technology.
UnifiMI implants incorporate by design and utilize proprietary self-tapping technology to advance bone chips forward in order to create a clean bone-implant interface maintaining the health of the patient’s bone.
Upon implantation, UnifiMI’s patented thread geometries are designed to preserve the architecture of bone by minimizing outward forces applied to the mechanically integrated (MI) bone.