CapsuleStitch™ Suture Passer
The CapsuleStitch suture passer arthroscopically passes suture to close the hip capsule through a single portal following hip arthroscopy procedures. Featuring a 2.3 mm outer diameter, the suture passer’s 70° bend is ideal for hip capsular closure. With 45 mm of suture throw and nitinol jaws that extend past the tip of the needle, a surgeon can push the PEEK tubing over the nitinol jaws to capture suture 7 mm from the end of the needle tip. The suture passer is compatible with 1.3 mm SutureTape, #2 FiberWire® suture, and LoopLoc™ knotless implants.
A capsulotomy is typically made through the iliofemoral ligament once the anterolateral and midanterior portals are established, allowing better access to the hip joint. This is performed with a retractable cannulated knife and/or CapsuleCut™ disposable blade, shavers, and radiofrequency devices.
Hip Joint Access
Under both fluoroscopic and direct visualization, hip joint access can be facilitated using the spinal needles and guide wires included in the Hip Arthroscopy Disposable Kits as well as the instrumentation included in the Hip Arthroscope System Set.