Delta is a resorbable plating system designed for the use in the fixation of bones of the craniofacial and midfacial skeleton affected by trauma, or for reconstruction.
Delta has a copolymer composition of poly L-lactide (PLLA), polyglycolide (PGA) and poly D-lactide (PDLA) in a ratio of 85:10:5. It has an attractive combination1 of strength, balanced resorption and contourability.
This product is only available for sale to healthcare professionals.
Delta has a gradual resorption time, depending on the patient anatomy and metabolism, of approximately 8-13 months. 2,3
With the addition of 5% poly D-lactide, Delta plates and mesh are more easily shaped to fit your patients' anatomy.3
At 2 and 6 months, Delta maintains 78% and 50% of its initial strength respectively,1 which can help facilitate structural fixation and reinforcement during osteosynthesis.
1. Posnick, J.C., and Ricalde, P.: Degradation Rate of Delta (Resorbable) Internal Fixation: Report of 2 Cases, 2004.
2. Ignatius, A.A. and Claes, L.E.: In Vitro Biocompatibility of Bioresorbable Polymers: Poly (L, DL-lactide) and Poly (L-lactide-co-glycolide), 1995.
3. Losken, H.W., Aalst, J.A., Mooney, M.P., Godfrey, V.L., Burt, T., Teotia, S., Dean, S.B., Moss, J.R. and Rahbar, R.: Biodegradation of Inion Fast-Absorbing Biodegradable Plates and Screws, 2008.