Raflon can be used as a orthopedics liner of major joints.
In the area of large joint replacement, there are the following problems:
Low lifecycle of the prostheses due to wear off liner (up to 20% of repetitive operations). Wear products of the prosthesis liner provoke serious complications in patients.
High cost of liners (10-15% of the prosthesis’ price).
There are only two kinds of material to produce liners in the world. Only 2 materials are used as liners (UHMWPE-85% and biocompatible ceramics-15%). the last major innovation was introduced in orthopedics 50 years ago.
UHMWPE material is an extremely difficult material to process.
NO PROBLEMS WITH WEAR
Completely eliminate problems with wear, because the new material exceeds the existing analogues in physical and chemical characteristics (wear resistance increased by 10 times)
INERT TO THE HUMAN BODY
RAFLON is based on polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and is completely inert to the human body
The cost of the material is less than 1/10 of the cost of the finished liner
EASIER TO PROCESS
The implementation of a new material is possible by using the existing processing equipment of prosthesis manufacturers. The new material is easier to process than UHMWPE.
Leading orthopedic medical institutions of the Russian Federation