Microfracture surgery is an articular cartilage repairtechnique performed by creating small fractures in the underlying bone in orderfor new fibrocartilage to form. Arthrex provides products, including the PowerPick, allowingsurgeons to effectively perform microfracture surgery safely and reproducibly.
The bioabsorbable PLLAChondral Dart has a unique, double reversed barbed design to facilitate superiorfixation and compression of osteochondral flap tears up to 2 cm in diameter.The 18 mm long, 1.3 mm diameter Chondral Dart provides secure fixation underthe hyaline cartilage surface to eliminate contact with sensitive articulatingsurfaces.For larger lesions, the Bio-Compression Screw may be used to fixate OCD lesionssecurely while eliminating the challenges of metal screw removal, soft tissueimpingement, and unwelcome image scatter. Produced from solid enhanced PLLA anddesigned for excellent thread-to-bone contact, the Bio-Compression Screwprovides excellent strength during insertion and through healing.
The 2.7 mm Bio-Compression Screw eliminates the challenges of metal screw removal, soft tissue impingement, and unwelcome image scatter. For fracture and osteotomy fixation in periarticular applications, this screw offers interfragmentary compression and a headless profile to promote healing. Produced from solid enhanced PLLA and designed for excellent thread-to-bone contact, the Bio-Compression Screw provides excellent strength during insertion and through healing.Using a stepped thread pitch and a taper, this screw draws two fragments together without the need to overdrill/lag the proximal bone fragment. And since the Bio-Compression Screw is headless and absorbable, it offers zero prominence above the cortex and is not visible on x-ray. This is as close to a natural repair as possible. A simple, low cost instrumentation set ensures proper drill depth and tapping with no guesswork.