SonicWeld Rx® Dental is based on an idea that was originally intended for woodwelding. KLS Martin adapted this ultrasonic fixation method to applications in maxillofacial trauma and pediatric cranial bone surgery. By 2009 the product had proven itself in the hands of preprosthetic surgeons as well.
The system combines cutting-edge ultrasonic technology with resorbable implants and thus creates unrivalled three-dimensional initial stability. Since all implant components are made of resorbable materials, no second surgery is required - a considerable advantage, especially for patients.
The core component of this procedure is what is referred to as the SonicWelder Rx, an ultrasound generator that is used to generate ultrasonic waves of precisely defined frequency with are then focused with a sonotrode. The SonicPin Rx® is picked up with the sonotrode tip and placed onto a pilot hole. When activating the ultrasound generator, the pin is set vibrating via the sonotrode. The friction between the vibrating pin and the bone surface generates heat, liquefying the pin surface and thus enabling it to glide into the hole.
By changing the state of aggregation, the pin even penetrates into bone cavities that could never be reached using the conventional procedure. In addition, the head of the SonicPin Rx bonds with the Resorb-x® foil or membrane, creating a three-dimensional construction of unmatched initial stability. Combined with the special shell technique by Iglhaut, these properties open up new dimensions in horizontal and vertical augmentation.
The information presented on this page is intended to demonstrate a KLS Martin® LP product. Please refer to package insert for the full list of indications, contraindications, warnings, precautions, and sterilization information. Always refer to the package insert before using any KLS Martin® L.P. product. Surgeons must always rely on their own clinical judgment when deciding which products and techniques to use with their patients.
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