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NEUROLAC®

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NEUROLAC® and NEUROLAC® TW - Flexibility in peripheral nerve repair - you can decide how.

NEUROLAC® and NEUROLAC® Thin Wall (TW) Nerve Guides are indicated for reconstruction of a peripheral nerve discontinuity up to 20 mm in patients with a complete division of a peripheral nerve.

NEUROLAC® TW

NEUROLAC® TW is a 510(k) market cleared and CE regulated product extension to our current available line of unique NEUROLAC® nerve regeneration tubes, the only synthetic and transparent nerve guides available worldwide. NEUROLAC® TW is almost 40% reduced in wall thickness in comparison to our regular NEUROLAC® nerve guides. A thinner wall, easier to suture, even in difficult surgical circumstances. NEUROLAC® TW offers increased patient comfort and widens the range of applications. NEUROLAC® TW offers the same unique features: transparent, fully synthetic, 100% biologically safe and non-immunogenic. The mechanical support period is identical to the regular NEUROLAC® nerve tubes but degradation time thereafter is faster. Resorption is completed in approximately 24 months.

NEUROLAC®

Using NEUROLAC®, nerves will regenerate from the proximal nerve stump towards the distal one whereas neuroma formation and ingrowth of fibrous tissue into the nerve gap are prevented. NEUROLAC® offers tensionless nerve repair to further improve healing and function recovery without the need for autologous transplants.

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NEUROLAC® is designed to prevent kinking and collapse. Patient comfort is increased and early flexion of joints is feasible. Its complete transparency allows for efficient nerve stump positioning and early observation of blood clots. Its semi-permeable property helps to maintain the influx of nutrients and other factors required for optimal nerve regeneration.

NEUROLAC® is made of 100% synthetic material and is 100% biologically safe. It is non-immunogenic, in contrast to collagen based nerve tubes. NEUROLAC® tubes are flexible with sufficient mechanical strength and kinking resistance to withstand pressure forces. Mechanical support is given to the healing nerve for a period of 10-12 weeks, whereafter degradation is observed by loss of strength and mass. The degradation products of NEUROLAC® are less acidic, which, in contrast to nerve tubes of polyglycolid origin, is favorable for the surrounding tissue. Approximately 24 months after implant NEUROLAC® is completely absorbed.

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Nerve discontinuity: (1) Insertion of the NEUROLAC®  implant; (2)  Procedural result; (3) Result after nerve repair & resorption

NEUROLAC® nerve guides are available with internal diameters from 1.5 to 10.0 mm. NEUROLAC® TW is available with diameters from 1.5 to 4.0 mm. The length of each tube is 3 cm.

  • NEUROLAC® and NEUROLAC® TW are designed for better repair of nerve lesions in higher and lower extremities.
  • The smaller diameters have a larger wall thickness / diameter ratio. This ratio is even higher with the NEUROLAC® TW tubes. This high value prevents kinking when used at joint locations.

For more information on availability of the new NEUROLAC® TW and the regular NEUROLAC® items, please contact us.

NEUROLAC® Benefits

  • Nerve repair without the need to harvest an autograft.
  • Significant reduction of operation time when compared with autograft procedures.
  • No morbidity or loss of sensation.
  • Reducing the risk of donor-site deficit, scarring, and neuroma formation.
  • Improved nerve function recovery (with less adverse side effects).
  • Designed not to kink and/or collapse.
  • High transparency to enable optimal positioning of nerve ends and detection of blood clots.
  • A tensionless repair for improved patient outcomes.
  • Semi-permeable – allows small-sized nutrients and neurotrophic factors to pass.
  • Fully synthetic - clinically proven to be biologically inert.
  • Metabolic breakdown products are resorbed via normal metabolic pathways.
  • Full resorption in approximately 24 months after implantation.

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