Bilok®

Bilok®

Bilok is a synthetic calcium composite technology used for interference screws in the reconstruction of anterior and posterior ligaments and suture anchors for rotator cuff repairs.

Produced through a proprietary process, it delivers a uniform distribution of β tri-calcium phosphate particles, fully integrated into a poly-L-lactic acid (PLLA) matrix to maximise component integrity. Bilok utilises a low molecular weight and low crystalline PLLA for improved degradation times and hydrophilicity.

Doubleplay®

The Doubleplay suture implant, manufactured from Bilok, is a novel, fully threaded anchor intended to reattach soft tissue to bone. The innovative ‘eyeless’ design eliminates the risk of eyelet breakage – a feature that is unique to screw-in anchors.

Bilok has the longest clinical pedigree of all calcium-based composite materials now entering the market1

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Frequently asked questions
What is Bilok indicated for?

The Bilok Screw is indicated for use in Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) reconstruction procedures where the surgeon:

  • Places the graft in tibial and/or femoral tunnels; and
  • Inserts screws between the tunnel wall and graft to hold the graft in place.

The Bilok Screw is used to provide interference fixation of patellar bone-tendon-bone grafts In ACL reconstruction.
The Bilok Screw is used to provide interference fixation during femoral and/or tibial fixation in ACL reconstruction using soft tissue graft (semi-tendonosis gracillis).

What is Bilok contraindicated for?
  • The device should not be used where there is any known contraindication to arthroscopic surgery.
  • The material is biodegradable, it should not be used where normal healing processes will not replace its function within its known duration.
  • The device should not be used in active infection or where there is any other contraindication to knee ligament repair or reconstruction.
  • The device should not be used in patients with any known allergy or reaction to plastic material.

References and regulatory statements

1.  Barber, F.A. and W.D. Dockery, Long-term absorption of beta-tricalcium phosphate poly-L-lactic acid interference screws. Arthroscopy, 2008.24(4): p. 441-7.

For indications, contraindications, warnings and precautions see Instructions for Use.

©2019, Biocomposites and Bilok are trademarks/registered trademarks of Biocomposites Ltd. All rights reserved. No unauthorized copying, reproduction, distributing or re-publication is allowed unless prior written permission is granted by the owner, Biocomposites Ltd.

Patents Granted: EP 1436019 B1, US 8563024, CN ZL02825134.2, EP 1954199 B1, US 8409251

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