Benefits of a Vistafix® solution

The Vistafix prosthesis is easy to use and requires only minor surgical procedures, making it the right choice for people with facial disfigurement seeking to regain their confidence and reclaim their quality of life.

Vistafix user Stellan

Benefits of Vistafix®

Cochlear’s bone-anchored facial prosthetic solution is an attractive alternative to other available treatments, such as reconstructive surgery or adhesive retained prostheses. The Cochlear Vistafix 3 System* is based on a proven technology that Cochlear has developed and enhanced during its 30-year history in bone-anchored solutions. With secure attachments and excellent cosmetic results, the Vistafix facial prosthesis is the craniofacial solution you can trust. That is why Vistafix is the facial prosthetic retention system of choice for thousands of people with facial disfigurement all over the world.

 

86% of patients wear their prosthesis for more than 10 hours/day 1

Vistafix user Stellan riding his bike

Attractive prosthetic solution

With Vistafix, you can enjoy life with complete confidence in your prosthesis. With small titanium implants that provide a permanent, stable foundation, the prosthesis is firmly attached, enabling you to feel secure in the knowledge that it is in its correct position - and will remain there - even during physical activity and exercise.

Recent innovations, combining state-of-the-art silicone materials with the advanced skills of prosthetic specialists, have made prostheses so personalised and life-like that it is difficult to tell them apart from the rest of the face.

The Vistafix prosthesis is easy to use and requires only minor surgical procedures, making it the right choice for people with facial disfigurement seeking to regain their confidence and reclaim their quality of life.

Proven, advanced technology

The Vistafix 3 System is based on more than 30 years’ clinical experience in craniofacial rehabilitation. It features advanced bone-anchored prosthetic implant technology, which has been proven to provide better implant performance. The wide implant diameter and the TiOblast™ surface leads toincreased implant stability and enhanced integration between the implant and the bone 2-4 for improved predictability. The new abutment shape has been specially designed for an enhanced skin result.

With a Vistafix bone-anchored prosthesis you can:

  • Enjoy an active lifestyle
  • Attach and remove your prosthesis easily
  • Feel confident that your prosthesis sits securely
  • Feel confident that your prosthesis blends in naturally
  • Trust that it is a proven, clinically tested and documented prosthetic solution
  • Benefit from more than 30 years of experience in craniofacial rehabilitation

 

*The Vistafix 3 System consists of:
Cochlear Vistafix VXI300 Implant (Vistafix 3 Implant)
Cochlear Vistafix VXA300 Abutment (Vistafix 3 Abutment)

 

References

  1. Westin T, Tjellström A, Hammerlid E, Bergström K, Rangert B. Long-term study of quality and safety of osseointegration for the retention of auricular prostheses. Otolaryngology; Head and Neck Surgery. 1999; 121(1): 133-43.
  2. Dun CA, de Wolf MJ, Hol MK, Wigren S, Eeg-Olofsson M, Green K, Karlsmo A, Flynn MC, Stalfors J, Rothera M, Mylanus EA, Cremers CW. Stability, survival, and tolerability of a novel Baha implant system: six-month data from a multicenter clinical investigation. Otology & Neurotology 2011 Aug; 32(6):1001-7.
  3. Gottlow J, Sennerby L, Rosengren A, Flynn M. An experimental evaluation of a new craniofacial implant using the rabbit tibia model. Part I. Histological findings. Otology & Neurotology 2010;31(5):832-9.
  4. Sennerby L, Gottlow J, Rosengren A, Flynn M. An experimental evaluation of a new craniofacial implant using the rabbit tibia model. Part II. Biomechanical findings. Otology & Neurotology 2010;31(5):840-5.