ACL repair/reconstruction – A new approach to managing ACL injury
Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair involves reattaching the ACL that has avulsed off the femoral wall. An augmented ACL repair may also include the use of autograft or allograft tissues. This procedure is performed arthroscopically and involves suturing the remaining ACL and anchoring it back to the existing ACL femoral footprint. It may also involve creating tunnels in the femur and tibia, allowing passage of the graft material to reconstruct the ACL.
Our accumulated experience and constant innovation in knee reconstruction has redefined knee surgery with the next generation in knee ligament repair technology. This Arthrex ACL Repair technique uses the latest in ligament repair products such as SwiveLock® anchors, FlipCutter® reamers, FiberTape® sutures and ACL soft tissue graft fixation.
Ankle fusion system
The Arthrex ankle fusion system is a comprehensive solution for ankle fusion management, suitable for both primary and revision procedures. The system offers anatomical plates for anterior, lateral and posterior approaches. TT (tibiotalar joint) and TTC (tibiotalocalcaneal) options are present.
Superior talus fixation and numerous compression options are integrated within the plates. The 4.5mm locking, non-locking and 5.5mm cancellous screws are utilised with the plate while 6.7mm low profile screws are designed with reduced profile screw head and deeper threads specifically for foot and ankle surgery. These decrease metal work prominence and increase bone purchase, and are utilised independently of the plate. Specific instrumentation for joint preparation is also included making the Arthrex ankle fusion system the “go to” for ankle fusions.
Total Arthrex solutions – SynergyUHD4K – Visualisation innovation
SynergyUHD4 imaging platform is a commanding video system offered by Arthrex, featuring: Ultra HD 4K programmable camera head, LED “xenon-bright” light source, image management system and fibre optic video over IP integration, all in one tablet-controlled device. The network-based system allows live video streaming from any authorised remote viewer.
Superior Capsular reconstruction – Minimally invasive treatment of previously irreparable cuffs
The Arthrex Superior Capsular Reconstruction technique was developed with design surgeon Tiru Mihata (patents pending). The technique addresses irreparable supraspinatus tears by reconstruction of the superior capsule utilising the ArthroFLEX® graft. The ArthroFLEX 3.5mm graft is twice the thickness of traditional dermal allografts, developed specifically for SCR with over 10,000 implantations worldwide since 2013. The technique involves placement of knotless SutureTak® anchors on the superior glenoid and FiberTape® loaded BioComposite SwiveLock® anchors spanning the margin of the tuberosity. Graft measurement is performed with the SCR probe before graft introduction through the 12mm SCR PassPort cannula using a pulley technique. The SL Scorpion® suture passer is used to complete the repair with a SpeedBridge® construct laterally and side to side sutures to the infraspinatus with SutureTapeTM. The final construct recenters the humeral head, balances the force couples and allows the shoulder to function with greatly reduced pain.