FleX SN-CSC is a porous version of our silicon nitride ceramic. It meets the same biomedical criteria FleX SN-MC2, meaning it is biocompatible, bioactive, and has shown bacterial resistance and superb bone affinity4. When used to make spinal fusion implants, FleX SN-CSC has the flexibility of a dense, porous, or a combined architecture that can mimic the cortical-cancellous structure of bone.
WHAT MAKES IT DIFFERENT?
Like FleX SN-MC2, FleX SN-CSC is the only porous silicon nitride material with a history of experimental and clinical data (more than 130 peer-reviewed publications) to support its use inside the body. It is also the only silicon nitride material used in FDA-cleared medical implants.
Beneficial Properties of Silicon Nitride (FleX SN-CSC):
Silicon Nitride Applications
Foot Osteotomy & Fusion
Silicon nitride has the flexibility of a dense, porous, or combined architecture that can mimic the cortical-cancellous structure of bone18,20,21. This characteristic combined with numerous other benefits, such as antibacterial resistance, make silicon nitride a strong consideration as an implant material in this application.