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, patterns, and needle options.
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.
Collagen Coated FiberWire® has taken some of the popular FiberWire products and coated them with a Type-1 bovine collagen. This offers our superior mechanical performance along with a softer coating for improved handling characteristics. These sutures are ideal for all knotted and 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® and TigerLoop® Sutures
FiberLoop suture is a continuous loop of FiberWire® suture 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 suture in conjunction with the 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 NeedlePunch® is a simple, versatile and effective suture passing instrument. The NeedlePunch needle is loaded into the bottom jaw of the instrument and the back handle is squeezed slightly, locking the needle into place. Once the desired bite of tissue is grasped, deploy the needle through the cuff by squeezing the back handle. The needle comes up through the soft tissue and locks into the catch mechanism on the upper jaw. To retrieve the needle, open the jaw and remove the instrument. The needle swivels back for easy extraction. The needle is available in multiple configurations for shuttling suture through tissue and for side-to-side cuff repairs.
FiberTape® Sternal Closure System
The FiberTape sternal closure system is a 100% nonmetallic, suture-based alternative to metal wires traditionally used to close the sternum after cardiac surgery. The FiberTape sternal closure implant, which is implanted similarly to metal wires, provides strong, reproducible compression that helps support sternal approximation and stabilization.
FiberTape® cerclage is a strong, simple, and reproducibly effective solution for replacing metal cables and wires traditionally used for fracture management. The low-profile, broad footprint of the FiberTape cerclage suture provides superior compression and ultimate load compared to traditional metal cables and wires.1 The system includes FiberTape and TigerTape™ cerclage sutures, a tensioner, an instrument tray, and various passing instruments.
The SutureTag looping stitch creates a running ripstop to reinforce the tendon with minimal passes through the tissue. This novel stitch is lower profile, faster to complete, and stronger than a typical Krackow repair stitch. The SutureTag splits into two #2 sutures that can be easily incorporated into the FiberTak button repair technique.1