Orthopedic Structures

Orthopedic Structures
Advances in orthobiologics, and non-degradable and resorbable synthetic biomaterials provide the required mechanical and biological benefits for bone grafting and fusion, motion preservation in the spine, tissue fixation, and cartilage, tendon, ligament and meniscal repair. Biomedical textile components can be engineered from combinations of polymers, metals and biologic material filaments into ordered composite orthopedic structures.

Medical Weave

Biomedical textile structures can accommodate static or dynamic loads, while facilitating tissue ingrowth. The geometry of such a biomedical structure can be customized to affect porosity, control tissue integration, or act as a tissue barrier. These structures are also suitable for minimally invasive delivery applications due to their inherently compressible and shape-transformable properties.


Design versatility
Static or dynamic load bearing
Abrasion resistance
Controlled tissue integration
Micro porous construction



Bone anchors
Synthetic ligaments
High-strength suture fixation
Load-sharing scaffolds
Biologic containment sleeves


Resorbable polymers
Large Woven Scaffold  Peek Button Hole
Case StudyGlobal Medical Device Company (Orthopedics)
  • Situation

    Our client developed a novel new product that had a broad range of applications in the orthopedic market. The product offered significant benefits to patients in terms of improved healing after surgery. The client engaged Secant Group to help design and manufacturing the textile components of the product.

  • Challenge

    Although the characteristics of the new product were favorable for patients, the textile manufacturing process was difficult. After trialing many iterations including varying fiber type, denier, construction, density, and many more inputs, it became evident that there was a mechanical mismatch between the different types of materials used in the product. Production of the product would not be achievable with existing off the shelf manufacturing equipment. 

  • Action

    Secant Group’s product design engineers needed to custom design new equipment and develop a unique manufacturing process to produce the client’s product. After several equipment modifications and changes to the complex process, the team was able to meet the product’s requirements and ultimately move to design freeze. 

  • Results

    Secant Group has since successfully scaled up this technology and is currently producing large commercial volumes. The client is preparing to introduce their differentiated product to the market to further strengthened their market leadership position.