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CoLink® PCR

Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plating System

The first plate implants were made from steel. Then came stainless steel and titanium alloy.
Carbon Fiber Reinforced PEEK is the New Revolution!

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Next Generation Technology

Designed for high fatigue strength and reduced cold weld concerns

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MTP Fusion Plates come in neutral and 4° dorsiflexion versions

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Improved Visualization

Invisible on X-ray, so you can see more of the bone

The CoLink® PCR1 Plates utilize a unique carbon fiber reinforced PEEK polymer - a next generation metal-free technology with long carbon fibers layered in alternating directions for enhanced properties that result in high fatigue strength. The orientation of the fibers is customized to enhance the performance of the plating system.

Since the plates are invisible on X-ray, with Barium sulfate added for slight visibility, experience radiolucent artifact-free imaging.


An Implant Material Engineered to Last

The CoLink® PCR Plate's increased fatigue strength means that the implant can withstand a higher repetitive load (more than 2.5x higher than its Titanium Alloy counterpart) at the same number of loading cycles (steps).2

colink-pcr-fatigue-strength-comparison-chart

Plate options include the CoLink® PCR 0° and 4° Narrow MTP Plates and the CoLink® PCR 2-6 Hole Universal Plates. CoLink® 3.0mm or 3.5mm locking or non-locking plate screws can be used. A reusable instrument set is available, as well as the CoLink® dense bone sterile disposable instrument set.


Designed for Better, Safer, Optimized Procedures

Earlier Callus Formation and Return to Function

A less stiff material produces greater callus formation3

Enhanced View of Healing Site

Radiolucency and artifact-free imaging provides more accurate assessment during healing4

Easier Revisions, When Necessary

Reduced tissue adhesion and bone ongrowth with no cold welding of screws enables easier hardware removal3


1 Manufactured by Invibio (PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced).
2 Data on file at In2Bones. Testing data is specific to the CoLink PCR MTP Plate. Mechanical Benchmark of Carbon Fiber PEEK-OPTIMA Ultra-Reinforced vs Ti 6AI-4V Plates undergoing Static and Dynamic Testing per ASTM F382-99 (2008).
3 Tarallo L, Mugnai R, Adani R, Zambianchi F, Catani F, A New Volar Plate made of Carbon-Fiber-Reinforced Polyetheretherketone for Distal Radius Fracture: Analysis of 40 Cases, J Orthop Traumatol, 2014 Dec; 15(4): 277-83.
4 Jo Wilson, PhD, Matthew Cantwell; Polyether Ether Ketone (PEEK) Carbone Fiber Composites May Improve Healing of Fractures Stabilized with Intramedullary Nails. (Basic Science Focus Forum, paper #4, 2014) 155.

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