FiberWire® and TigerWire®
FiberWire® and TigerWire® are both high strength sutures available on implants and also packaged separately with and without needles. FiberWire® is blue and TigerWire® is white with a black stripe in the suture, making suture identification easier.
SutureTape, the upgraded version of FiberWire® suture, is the next generation in suture technology. Compared to FiberWire suture, flat-braided SutureTape is similar in strength and more resistant to tissue pull-through.1 It offers improved handling and knot security with smaller comparable knot stacks. SutureTape is available in 0.9 mm, 1.3 mm, and 1.7 mm sizes and in multiple colors and patterns.
FiberTape® and TigerTape™
Broad compression and increased resistance to tissue pull-through make FiberTape suture the leading choice for knotless repairs. This ultra-high–strength suture has a long-chain polyethylene structure similar to FiberWire® suture. Its broad footprint is ideal for repairs to degenerative cuff tissue for which tissue pull-through may be a concern. FiberTape suture is 27% more resistant to tissue pull-through compared to round #2 suture.1
LabralTape is a smooth, low profile, specialty suture that is made from polyethylene. This product pairs nicely with the 2.9 mm PushLocks and 3.5 mm SwiveLocks to provide a wider footprint on knotless repairs.
FiberLink™ and TigerLink™ Sutures
FiberLink and TigerLink sutures are 1.3 mm SutureTape or #2 FiberWire® suture with a closed loop on one end. These sutures were designed to create cinch stitches by simply passing the suture through tissue and feeding the free end through the loop for tensioning. Lock the cinch stitch into position using the Knotless PushLock® or SwiveLock® anchor. FiberLink and TigerLink sutures can also be used to shuttle multiple sutures at once with the Scorpion™ suture passer.
FiberLoop® is a continuous loop of FiberWire® with multiple needle options. The needles are easy to handle and move freely on the suture to recenter themselves after passing through tissue and facilitating even tension. Graft preparation using FiberLoop in conjunction with the Arthrex SpeedWhip™ technique drastically reduces time spent preparing the graft, uniformly compresses the graft, improves strength and allows for last minute adjustments in graft length.
FiberStick™ and TigerStick®
FiberStick™ is #2 FiberWire® with the first 12 inches stiffened to allow convenient and easy advancement through most cannulated instruments, alleviating the need for a monofilament suture or wire suture shuttle. FiberSticks come with a thin plastic tube which protects the stiffened suture until use. TigerStick® is similar to FiberStick but white with a black stripe in the suture, making suture identification easier.
FiberSnare® is a #2 FiberWire® with a small loop on one end while the opposite end is stiffened 12 inches. This provides an easy one step approach to creating a FiberWire loop on the tip of the Bio-Tenodesis Driver. Instead of using a nitinol wire, insert the stiff non-looped end retrograde through the tip of the Bio-Tenodesis Screwdriver. Place the tip of the tendon or tendon graft into the FiberWire loop and cinch the other end around the suture cleat on the back end of the blue Tear Drop Handle.
The FingerShield is a woven polyester sleeve with an embedded radiopaque blue marker designed to reduce pressure induced lacerations to the digits of the hand caused by repetitive knot tying during surgery. They slip right over sterile gloves when needed. The tips are left open to allow pinch grasp of suture strands, while still protecting the IP joint area of each digit. The soft, finger-conforming weave will stand up to repetitive hand tying during a case without constraining the fingers. Suture slides over the FingerShield smoothly and effortlessly.