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 QuadPro™ tendon harvester is designed to safely, easily, and quickly harvest a quadriceps or patellar tendon graft using a minimally invasive technique.2-4 The sharp tip cores out an approximate cylindrical graft. Its ergonomically designed handle features graduations on the clear shaft to allow visualization of approximate graft length during harvesting. Available in four sizes (8 mm to 11 mm), the QuadPro tendon harvester can accommodate each patient’s unique needs as well as the surgeon’s preference for graft diameter. The FiberTag® TightRope® implant facilitates attachment of single-ended grafts, such as quad tendon grafts, to the ACL TightRope RT and ABS implants. FiberTag suture is integrated into the TightRope implant for a strong, consistent connection between the suture and TightRope loop. A simplified suturing technique, along with innovative packaging and the new GraftClamp graft preparation instrument, make preparing quadriceps tendon grafts faster and more reproducible than ever. References 1. Arthrex, Inc. LA1-00100-EN_K. Naples, FL; 2021. 2. Xerogeanes JW, Mitchell PM, Karasev PA, Kolesov IA, Romine SE. Anatomic and morphological evaluation of the quadriceps tendon using 3-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging reconstruction: applications for anterior cruciate ligament autograft choice and procurement. Am J Sports Med. 2013;41(10):2392-2399. doi:10.1177/0363546513496626 3. Hadjicostas PT, Soucacos PN, Berger I, Koleganova N, Paessler HH. Comparative analysis of the morphologic structure of quadriceps and patellar tendon: a descriptive laboratory study. Arthroscopy. 2007;23(7):744-750. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2007.01.032 4. Krebs N, Yaish A, O’Neill N. Anatomic evaluation of the quadriceps tendon in cadaveric specimens: application for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction graft choice. SMRJ. 2019;4(1):7961. doi:10.51894/001c.7961 InternalBrace surgical technique is intended only to support the primary repair and is not intended as a replacement for the standard of care using biologic augmentation in a primary repair. InternalBrace surgical technique is intended only for soft-tissue-to-bone fixation and is not cleared for bone-to-bone fixation.
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. To reach various parts of the meniscus, the FiberStitch delivery needle is available in 4 optimized angles: 24° up curve, 12° up curve, 12° reverse curve, and straight.
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 Reference 1. Arthrex, Inc. DOC1-000178-en-US_B. Naples, FL; 2020.
As the first adjustable-loop cortical suspensory fixation implant to use a flat SutureTape design, the 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. References 1. Arthrex, Inc. LA1-00038-EN_B. Naples, FL; 2017. 2. Arthrex, Inc. Data on file (APT-G01155). Munich, Germany; 2020. The InternalBrace surgical technique is intended only to augment the primary repair/reconstruction by expanding the area of tissue approximation during the healing period and is not intended as a replacement for the native ligament. The InternalBrace technique is for use during soft tissue-to-bone fixation procedures and is not cleared for bone-to-bone fixation.
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. A complete system for meniscal root repair includes the meniscal root marking hooks, the Knee Scorpion™ suture passer, and meniscal root repair kit with PEEK SwiveLock anchor. Arthrex offers two meniscus root marking hooks based on surgeon preference. The over-the-back marking hook sits securely over the back of the tibia to allow stable drilling using a 6 mm FlipCutter® II reamer for socket preparation. The point-to-point guide allows surgeons to directly target their drill location at the meniscal root footprint. The low-profile Knee Scorpion instrument simplifies suture passing in tight recesses of the knee. Complete knotless fixation of the sutures with the 4.75 mm PEEK SwiveLock anchor. References: 1. Pagnani MJ, Cooper DE, Warren RF. Extrusion of the medial meniscus. Arthroscopy. 1991;7(3):297-300. doi:10.1016/0749-8063(91)90131-g 2. Lee JH, Lim YJ, Kim KB, Kim KH, Song JH. Arthroscopic pull-out suture repair of posterior root tear of the medial meniscus: radiographic and clinical results with a 2-year follow-up. Arthroscopy. 2009;25(9):951-958. doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2009.03.018
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. Use the needle catcher to guide needles away from neurovascular structures. The concave, curved retractor efficiently retracts tissue and directs the needles for easy retrieval.