Polypin is a biodegradable bone pin from polylactide. Metal implants are normally removed in a second operation, once the bone has healed.
This not only means additional expense, but is also stressful for the patient.
What is more, a second stay in hospital is necessary to remove the metal, involving absence from work and increased risk of complications.
The ideal osteosynthesis implant should, therefore, simply dissolve after it has fulfilled its stabilising or fixing task, without subjecting the body to an additional burden in doing so. The Polypin is such an implant.
It is a pin made of a polylactide copolymer (Poly L/D, L- Lactide 70/30). Thanks to the material it is made of and the way it is designed, it offers significant advantages.