TiLOOP® Mesh


The TiLOOP® Mesh implant is used for the surgical treatment of multiple individual defects in defect-specific pelvic floor reconstruction. Thanks to its outstanding biocompatibility, it enables a better quality of life and shorter convalescence.


Benefits

Outstanding biocompatibility  The mesh implant is titanised, very lightweight and hydrophilic and thus outstandingly biocompatible.

Excellent quality of life combined with shorter convalescence  Outstanding biocompatibility keeps inflammation rates, shrinkage and migration to a minimum and ensures shorter convalescence. The implant is not recognized as a foreign body, and postoperative pain is prevented.

Globally unique technology  The nanotechnological finishing process for the covalent bonding of polypropylene and the titanium-dioxide surface is patented and thus completely unique.

Details

  • Laser-cut edges
  • Large-pore structure
  • Monofilament fabric

Tech. Data

  • Tension-free titanised polypropylene mesh implant for defect-specific pelvic floor reconstruction (surgical treatment of multiple individual defects)
  • Material: polypropylene with covalently bonded titanised surface
  • Thickness of titanisation layer: approx. 30–50 nm
  • Fabric: knitted monofilament fibres
  • Edging: laser cut, rounded
Characteristics

extralightlight
Weight16 g/m235 g/m2
Strength (DIN EN ISO 5084)0,20 mm0,30 mm
Pore size≥ 1 mm≥ 1 mm
Fibre diameter30 dtex (65 µm)58 dtex (90 µm)
Porosity 2D73 %61 %
Porosity 3D91 %87 %
Physiological elasticity at 16 N23 %20 %
Tensile strength (grab test)37 N61 N
Sizes (a x b; mm)
extralightlight
100 x 150100 x 150
150 x 150150 x 150

Practice

Implantation

TiLOOP® Mesh can be cut to size and thus adjusted to individual requirements. It is primarily used for the reconstruction of area defects.

When using TiLOOP® Mesh, the static characteristics of the true pelvis should always be carefully noted.  Customised use should only be performed by experienced surgeons.

Knowledge

Titanisation

Chemical vapour deposition (CVD) is a process for the metallisation of complex components while at the same time achieving strong bonds. However, as this process involves temperatures in excess of 150°C, it is not an option for many prosthetic materials which would not be shape retentive at such temperatures (e.g. polypropylene).

For that reason, the titanisation of plastic implants takes place at low temperatures using a special plasma-coating process known as PACVD (plasma-activated chemical vapour deposition).

Plasma is the term used for an excited (ionised) gas. In that stage, atoms/molecules are highly energetic. However, plasma is not hot. In everyday life, we are familiar with plasma in fluorescent tubes. The electrically charged gas components emit light as the result of their highly energetic state, but the fluorescent tube remains cold.

In the titanisation process, gaseous titanium is introduced into the coating chamber as a precursor. By adding energy in form of plasma, the precursor is split into individual ionised atoms. These ionised titanium atoms have free electrons at their surfaces.

In addition to the precursor, the plasma also excites the surfaces of the plastic implants with the result that their surfaces also have free electrons. The ionised titanium atoms come into contact with the ionised surface of the implant resulting in the formation of covalent bonds with the free electrons. Covalent bonds are seen as the strongest of chemical bonds; the titanium is thus almost permanently bonded to the plastic.

This process creates a composite material whose surface is coated with an ultra-thin, approx. 30–50 nm (1 nanometre = 1 millionth of a millimetre), highly biocompatible layer of titanium. The coating is so thin that it appears to be transparent and is also highly flexible.

Because the titanium precursor is introduced in gaseous form, it reaches all parts of the plastic implant. As the result, the entire surface, including gaps in between complex shapes, is completely and evenly titanised.

Application Range

Indication

TiLOOP® mesh implants were developed to meet and exceed the requirements for the entire range of procedures for surgical mesh implants in the fields of urology, gynaecology and surgery.

TiLOOP® mesh implants are particularly used for supporting and strengthening of connective tissue structures and ligaments.

The tension-free TiLOOP® Mesh pelvic floor mesh is ideally suited for the reconstruction of multiple defects in individual, defect-specific pelvic floor reconstruction (individual defect-specific multiple surgical treatment).

Manufacturer

pfm medical titanium gmbh

Südwestpark 42

90449 Nürnberg, Germany

Ordering Information

TiLOOP® Mesh
REFWeightSizeMaterialPU
600047235 g/m2, light10 x 15 cmtitanized polypropylene3
600048616 g/m2, extralight10 x 15 cmtitanized polypropylene3
600048735 g/m2, light15 x 15 cmtitanized polypropylene3