Pyrocarbon Finger Implants

OsteoTec offer a range of pyrocarbon implants manufactured by Ascension Orthopedics. MCP, PIP and CMC (CMC saddle, PyroHemisphere, & Pyrodisc) implants are now being widely used in UK and worldwide, with some excellent results. Manufactured from a graphite core with a Pyrocarbon coating, which has a very low co-efficient of friction and a modulus of elasticity similar to cortical bone, a study published in the JBJS has shown that Pyrocarbon is possibly the best material to articulate against bone and cartilage. There was 92% cartilage survival with pyrocarbon as opposed to only 20% using Cobalt Chrome or Titanium alloy.