While we continue to pioneer the use of Silicon Nitride in interbody fusion, AMEDICA is looking into reconstructive applications for the material. We are currently exploring Silicon Nitride in hip, knee and shoulder reconstruction, as well as small joint replacement and dental implants.
Silicon Nitride offers a host of benefits for reconstructive applications:
- High flexural strength
- High fracture resistance
- Low wear rate
- Highly-polished surface
- Phase-stable composition; immune to hydrothermal degradation
Advantages of Silicon Nitride (Si3N4)