Project Description

A’LINK‘S®

Bioabsorbable suture anchor

A’LINK’S® is a bioabsorbable suture anchor mounted on a single-use inserter with two sutures made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (USP2).

A’LINK’S® is specially designed for rotator cuff repair and biceps tenodesis.

SUTURE

1) High tensile strength, USP2 sutures made of Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE).
2) No tangles, sutures of different colour individually stored in the handle of the inserter.
3) Free sliding of the sutures due to their composition.Resistant knots once tied1
4) Tighter loop security during the tying process and superior knot break strength.

ANCHOR

1) Higher pull-out strength thanks to the double thread design
2) High mechanical properties, due to homogeneous distribution of TCP particles within the PLA Matrix.
3) Biocompatible composite material made of 70% PLA & 30% β-TCP
4) Bioabsorption kinetic tailored to start at the end of the natural bone healing. PLA is biodegraded by the human body through hydrolytic degradation. TCP helps to maintain the surrounding tissues at a neutral pH by buffer effect which reduces the risk of inflammation.

ADVANTAGES

SUTURES :

  • High tensile strength
  • No tangles
  • Resistant knots
  • Solid and secure sutures

ANCHOR :

  • Double thread
  • High mechanical properties
  • Biocompatible material
  • Bioabsorption

References

REFERENCE Size Sutures
T753155 Ø5.5 mm L 20 mm Size : USP2, EP5
Qty: 2
Material : UHMWPE
Colors:  white  + blue
T753165 Ø 6.5 mm L 20 mm Size : USP2, EP5
Qty: 2
Material : UHMWPE
Colors:  white  + blue

Certifications

CE 2797
Class : III

Bibliography

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– FA. Barber et al. «Arthroscopy», Vol. 24, No. 8, pp. 859-867, 2008
– M. Dziadek et al. «Materials Science and Engineering: C», Vol. 71, pp. 1175-1191, 2017