Knee Innovation Named One of the 10 Best Sports Medicine Technologies for 2018
Orthopedics This Week named Arthrex’s minimally invasive quad tendon harvest set and FiberLoop® with FiberTag® fixation as one of the "Ten Best Sports Medicine Technologies of 2018." This annual award honors inventors, engineering teams, physicians and companies who’ve created the most innovative, enduring and practical products to treat injured athletes.
The Knee team’s Senior Group Product Manager Jake Jolly, Engineering Manager Tara Swanlaw and Senior Product Engineer Zach Ingwer developed the technology with Arthrex Consultants Thomas DeBerardino, MD, (San Antonio, TX), James Guerra, MD, (Naples, FL) and John Xerogeanes, MD, (Atlanta, GA).
Dr. DeBerardino said this combination of technologies is one of the best developments in orthopedics in the last decade. “Now we can use the same state-of-the-art cortical suspensory TightRope® fixation and apply it to a quad tendon which you could not do before without the advent of the FiberTag device,” he said.
Orthopedics This Week highlighted the technology as “giving surgeons doing cruciate ligament reconstruction a new, faster and less invasive way to safely harvest a graft of a desired length and diameter through a smaller incision.”
Congratulations to the team for this tremendous recognition!