Implants are designed to replace natural bodily functions that have been lost and in doing so to restore balance to destroyed physiology.
Understanding the problems
To develop an optimal implant we need to ask ourselves a lot of questions.
For example: In which part of the body will it be implanted? What functions does it have to fulfil? What static and dynamic stresses act on the implant?
Relevant dynamometric measurements, discussions with surgeons and the expertise of our engineers provide the answers.
Together with medical experts our engineers can define the shape, functionality and profile of properties for the implant. They now know exactly what stabilities, elasticities and porosities are required, how handling can be improved for the surgeon and much more.
Finding individual solutions – avoiding the wrong path
There is no such thing as a single textile structure for all indications – no “allrounder” for all cases (no “one fits all”). As every indication makes different demands of a textile implant, every indication needs its individual solution
(a tailored approach).
DynaMesh®products are not woven or conventionally knitted but warp-knitted*.
This technology, unlike any other, makes it possible to make specific variations in the shape and structure of a textile implant, which means that we can construct features with different characteristics in different places within the structure. More accurate adaptation of implants to the relevant indication is impossible.
Warp-knitted fabrics are a type of knitted fabric. A warp knitting machine is used for industrial production of this kind of fabric (by stitch formation from thread systems).
Excellent Material: PVDF
The filament (“yarn”) we spin from the high-tech polymer PVDF is the first guarantee of the high quality of DynaMesh®products: a filament with many positive “natural” properties. The textile structures warp-knitted from this are the second guarantee. * Klosterhalfen, B., Pathologisches Institut, Krankenhaus Düren and Klinge, U., Universitätsklinikum Aachen «Vergleich von Bakterienadhärenzen» (2010) A comparison […]
Minimally reactive surface
If you want to minimise adverse foreign body reactions and scarring associated with textile implants, besides using biocompatible material you have to provide the least possible contact area. The following formula applies: thread surface = bioreactive surface area of the implant. Our implants have a comparatively minimal reactive surface area, which means that they cause […]
DynaMesh®products are not simply cut from a flat piece of mesh. Using our special warp knitting machines we are able to produce smooth and therefore atraumatic selvedges (no “sawtooth” edges). These “soft” selvedges make it easy for the surgeon to place and adjust the implant – without irritating or even damaging the surrounding tissue. And […]
Hernia surgery Textile implants must reinforce tissue, support muscles and protect organs. They have to cushion different forces without limiting mobility – including the extreme stresses associated with coughing, sneezing and laughing. What is needed therefore is an optimal interaction between predefined stability and elasticity. We achieve the optimal balance between these two properties. Pelvic […]
High tear propagation resistance
Conventional textile implants have a weak point: once torn or cut a zipper effect frequently occurs – the mesh continues to tear (mesh rupture). This does not happen with DynaMesh® products. The multiple meshing technique used in our warp-knitted structures does not allow this unwanted effect to occur in the first place. Tear propagation resistance […]
Optimal integration During incorporation the filaments are enclosed by an internal and external granuloma. When filament distance is too small there is a risk that the whole of the intervening space will be filled with scar tissue (closed pores). The scar plates that develop in this way cause patients great discomfort. Sufficiently large pores can […]
visible in MRI
DynaMesh® visible – A better internal view without risk During MRI scans, in imaging terms the part of the body being analysed is scanned step by step and deconstructed into many “wafer-thin optical slices”. At the end, these “slices” are reconstructed to form 3-dimensional images or motion sequences (remodelling): The position of the DynaMesh® visible […]