By: 22 August 2018
Arthrex product news

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. {1]

Reference: 1. Mihata T, Lee TQ, Watanabe C, et al. Clinical results of arthroscopic superior capsule reconstruction for irreparable rotator cuff tears. Arthroscopy. 2013;29(3):459-470. doi:10.


REVERS – 135 inclination anatomic, stable box stem

The Univers Revers is an inverse shoulder prosthesis that allows an anatomical 135° neck resection coupled with a +4 lateralised glenosphere. This results in a more anatomical centre of rotation of the shoulder joint, which encourages the deltoid muscle to compensate for the deficient rotator cuff muscles. Scapular notching is considered to be the main reason for implant loosening when using a 155 neck resection. The Univers Revers is designed to minimise scapular notching by allowing you to choose an inclination angle of 135°, however also giving the option of 155° when required. The humeral component can be fixed either cemented or cementless and is coupled with a glenosphere that is fixed with the Arthrex Universal Glenoid.


Arthrex ACP® double syringe

Autologous blood products like blood plasma have created a growing interest for use in a number of orthopaedic therapies. The effects of plasma are supported by growth factors released by platelets. The Arthrex ACP (Autologous Conditioned Plasma) double syringe system is used for sterile separation of nonhomogenous liquids. This device will allow the withdrawal of blood from the human body using a commercially available cannula with Luer Lock connection. ACP produces a plasma based, leucocyte low pure PRP concentrate.


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