Quadriceps tendon grafts offer unique benefits for cruciate ligament reconstruction, such as a predictably large diameter, low morbidity,1 and a preferable stiffness profile for knee ligament reconstruction.
The FiberStitch implant is an innovative all-inside meniscal repair system that replaces hard PEEK implants with soft suture sheaths. 2-0 FiberWire® sutures provide secure arthroscopic all-suture meniscus repair. The ergonomic handle is designed for single-handed implant delivery, and active implant deployment technology minimizes needle exposure beyond the meniscus, eliminating the need to past-point the needle.
ACL Repair TightRope® Implant With FiberRing™ Sutures
An innovative approach to ACL preservation, the ACL Repair TightRope implant allows precise, incremental repair tensioning and retensioning. Additionally, the new FiberRing suture allows for simplified and reproducible suture passing and implant loading. Careful analysis of historical data has revealed that certain ACL tear subgroups, especially proximal tears with good tissue quality, have positive clinical outcomes with primary ACL repair.1
As the first adjustable-loop cortical suspensory fixation implant to use a flat SutureTape design, the new ACL TightRope® II implant offers better handling characteristics and is more resistant to graft abrasion or tissue pull-through than traditional round sutures.1 Engineered for precise graft tensioning, the adjustable-loop mechanism allows for incremental retensioning of the graft construct after the implants have been secured on the cortex. The redesigned cortical button now incorporates a proprietary knotless fifth locking mechanism, increasing strength and resistance to cyclic displacement.2 To accommodate various graft types and techniques, TightRope II implants are available in RT and BTB configurations loaded with an additional flipping suture or preloaded with a FiberTape® suture for the InternalBrace™ technique. Available options for the ABS implant include standard or open.
Meniscal root avulsions are a challenging injury causing meniscal extrusion and loss of hoop stress distribution, which can lead to the development of knee arthritis.1 Securing the meniscus in a small bone socket has proven to be an effective means to restore hoop stresses and improve outcomes.2 The FlipCutter® II reamer and meniscal root marking hook allow for a minimally invasive RetroConstruction repair technique that helps preserve bone while securely fixing meniscal tissue.
The ZoneNavigator System revolutionizes inside-out meniscal repair with single-handed control of needle placement. 2-0 SutureTape with meniscal repair needles are advanced and retracted in 1 cm increments using the ergonomic handle. Cannulas attach to the handle to efficiently target specific zones of the meniscus.