A’LINK’S® is a bioresorbable screw-in suture anchor mounted in a single-use screwdriver with two threads of UHMWPE (USP2) suture. The device is sterile and ready to use.
The anchor is available in 5.5 mm or 6.5 mm diameter and 20 mm length.
A’LINK’S® screw is made of 70% poly(70/30 ;L/DL)lactide (PLA) + 30% β-tricalcium phosphate (TCP). The combination of these two materials is done by chemical reaction according to a specific process. This process allows a homogeneous distribution of the TCP particles inside the PLA matrix eliminating the risk of agglomerates that lead to screw breakage. This new material is following control speed degradation. A’LINK’S® is stable for 6 months post-operative; this allows a good rehabilitation and simplifies an eventual revision. It is then slowly bio-absorbed by narrows bone tissue and is fully replaced by narrow bone after 24 months.
A’LINK’S® sutures are made of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE). This material is well known for its high biocompatibility and stability for long time. It gives also the most resistant suture available on the market. A’LINK’S® sutures are available in two colors: white and blue.
A’LINK’S® screwdriver is composed of a metallic rod and a polypropylene handle. The rod possesses two rails for guiding the sutures. The handle opens up giving access to the sutures. Each sutures are wrapped on one side of the handle.