ArthroFLEX® Decellularized Dermal Allograft
ArthroFLEX® is an acellular dermal extracellular matrix intended for supplemental support and covering for soft tissue repair. MATRACELL, a patented and validated process by LifeNet Health, renders the ArthroFLEX allograft dermis acellular, without compromising biomechanical or biochemical properties. This process allows the matrix to retain its growth factors, native collagen scaffold and elastin, which is required for healing. Elastin and collagen provide unparalleled strength for supplemental support and covering for soft tissue repair. MATRACELL removes donor DNA from the dermal matrix, ensuring a biocompatible scaffold to facilitate repair. An intact acellular matrix of collagen, elastin and growth factors provides a clean scaffold intended for supplemental support and covering for soft tissue repair.
Use of allograft tendons for primary and revision ACL and PCL repair has gained greater acceptance among surgeons. The use of allografts reduces OR time and eliminates the risk of donor site morbidity. Other uses of allograft tendons are for the medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), elbow ligament repair, and for lateral ankle stabilization procedures. Tendons offered by Arthrex are provided sterile from our tissue bank alliance partners. The processing methods used render the tissue sterile without causing biomechanical or biochemical changes to the tissue.