KINEX® and KINEX® PLUS Bioactive’s components are designed to recruit and signal osteoblasts, promote early vascular development and bind proteins necessary for bone regeneration. KINEX® uses The Power of Bioactive Glass® to help promote bone formation and healing in the posterolateral spine, pelvis and extremities.
Features and Benefits
Cell Recruitment and Signaling
The regeneration of damaged tissue involves the migration and proliferation of osteoblasts to the graft site. Bioglass recruits these cells and stimulates the production of growth factors that amplify the activity of osteoblasts responsible for bone formation. (1, 2, 3)
Hyaluronic acid has been shown to help promote early vascularization and attract osteogenic precursor cells, which may lead to earlier bone formation. (4, 5)
The moldability of KINEX allows it to be shaped and sized to fit an osseous void.
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