Loop 'N' Tack™ Tenodesis Implant System
Developed in conjunction with Sam Akhavan, MD (Pittsburgh, PA), and James M. Paci, MD (Long Island, NY), this knotless biceps tenodesis technique is a simple approach to top-of-the-groove arthroscopic biceps tenodesis using the Loop 'N' Tack stitch configuration. For surgeons who want to transition from tenotomy to a quick arthroscopic technique, it is an excellent option for using existing portal placement while viewing familiar anatomy. This straightforward surgical approach helps minimize the potential for cramping or cosmetic "Popeye" deformity, which is often associated with tenotomy.1
FiberTak® Biceps Tenodesis
The FiberTak biceps implant system delivers an all-suture anchor designed for use in open, onlay-tissue fixation procedures, particularly proximal and distal biceps repairs. The implant is double-loaded with sliding SutureTape and includes 4 attached needles. The system includes a FiberTak biceps implant, drill guide, 1.9 mm drill, and a free curved needle.
The family of SwiveLock tenodesis implants is designed to support a multitude of proximal biceps tenodesis techniques and maximize OR efficiency. Implants are available with suture eyelets or closed eyelets for surgeons who prefer a whipstitching technique, and forked eyelet versions are offered for an all-arthroscopic approach. There is no need to predetermine tendon length, as position and tension can easily be set and visualized prior to final implant insertion. Obtain strong fixation by simply advancing the preloaded SwiveLock tenodesis screw. The system also features piloted headed reamers with built-in guide tips that eliminate the need to ream over a guide pin.
Tenodesis Screws™ may be used in conjunction with #2 or 2-0 FiberWire® to facilitate intraoperative tissue tensioning and fixation in a predrilled socket. The predrilled socket minimizes incision length, dissection, and overall morbidity. BioComposite, PLLA, vented PEEK or titanium Tenodesis Screw insertion provides superior and immediate fixation for foot and ankle indications such as Achilles repair, FDL, FHL tendon transfers and lateral ligament stabilization. The system can also be used for applications in the hand and elbow (UCL, LRTI, distal biceps), shoulder (rotator cuff repair, proximal biceps), as well as collateral ligament repair, reconstruction and secondary graft or suture fixation for ACL, PCL reconstruction. This construct allows for direct tendon-to-bone healing, without hardware prominence.