Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System

Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System

UHMWPE based patented Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System, a revolutionary system in segmental fractures of long bones and prosthesis revision surgery, is designed to eliminate most of the problems caused by conventional cerclage wire and metal cable systems. It is a band system woven with UHMWPE fibers and has simple instrumentation for minimal invasive application. Thanks to its band passer instrument in two different sizes, it can be passed around long bones such as femur, tibia and humerus easily and fixed with a patented locking block. With the help of the patented torque applicable Tensioner, it can both be applied directly on the bone through single winding or multi-winding and be safely used with our periprosthetic plates thanks to Plate-Band Button Implant.

Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System is manufactured from Medical Degree Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene material.
For Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System, very thin fibers are woven in the form of bands with a width of 5 mm and 6 mm to form a multifilament material.

  • By means of its wide cross section, it eliminates single-point stress.
  • Pressure on bone tissue is distributed and thus decreased thanks to the wide surface of the band.
  • By means of its wide surface, it is more reliable in osteoporotic bones when compared to metal cables or cerclage wires.
  • Each double-wrapped band has a load carrying capacity of 2662N (Min.1918N - Max.3345N) (Approx. 271 Kg).
  • It does not lead to metal debris that scatter within the body and are caused by metal cables.
  • Thanks to its blunt tip, it neither harms soft tissue nor poses a threat for the surgeon during application.
  • It does not cause tissue damage as the metal wires during and after surgery.
  • It minimises metal corrosion in bone structure.
  • Besides, it eliminates the risk of surgical glove perforation.
  • Since there are no metal cables contacting metal implants, it eliminates the risk of galvanic reaction of incompatible metals.
  • The hospital does not need to store cables of various materials (stainless steel, titanium, cobalt chrome etc.).

Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System is highly flexible, it can be manipulated easily.

  • It does not lead to complications resulting from tearing and breakage since it has a higher elastic modulus when compared to metal cables and wires.
  • Its flexible structure ensures a long-term dynamic compression on fragments.
  • It offers the opportunity for faster recovery and more structural resistance.
  • It has a high load carrying capacity.
  • Since the bands are manufactured from UHMWPE material, they are radiolucent and thus, the position of the fragments and the process for the union of the fracture can be followed-up more easily in the intra- and post-operational x-ray.

In Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System, thanks to the patented torque applicable Tensioner, it is ensured that the fragments are brought closer easily at the appropriate tension. It provides a simple, effective and easy-to-use surgery with only 5 instruments.

In Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System, a patented locking block that is manufactured from highly biocompatible (TI-6AL-4V-ELI) alloy, and with a low and standard profile is available.

  • It is MRI compatible.
  • Once the locking block is fixed by screwing with a Torque Limiting Screwdriver, it does not loosen or unlock by itself.
  • During the procedure, in order to re-apply tension, loosening the screw of the locking block is enough. Thus, OR time is shortened.
  • The long band option allows multi-winding using a single locking block and thus, bone fragments on a wider surface can be covered and the use of unnecessary cable is prevented.

In Ortholox® UHMWPE Cerclage Band System, the bands with a width of 5 mm and 6 mm are available in the following lengths as pre-assembled with the low profile locking block and in ready-to use sterile packs:

  • 450mm
  • 500mm
  • 550mm
  • 600mm
  • 650mm

Besides, bands with a width of 6 mm preassembled with the standard profile locking block in the above mentioned lengths are available.


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