The FDA has given approval to Conmed‘s Bio Mini-Revo suture anchor for use in the repair of the labrum in hip joints. It was previously approved for use in shoulder operations.
From the product page:
The Bio Mini-Revo suture anchor is a 3.1mm diameter screw-in implant manufactured from ConMed Linvatec’s patented Self-Reinforced 96L/4D Poly Lactic Acid. The implant is pre-loaded on a disposable driver and is pre-threaded with #2 Hi-Fi™ high strength suture. The combination of high pull-out strength and ideal bioabsorbable characteristics in a small pre-loaded implant will make it the implant of choice for all shoulder instability procedures. The unique low profile instrument set that includes drill guides, drill bit, bone punch and a self-drilling tap enables precise placement of the pilot hole and the implant for a reproducible technique.
* Self-Reinforced 96L/4D Poly Lactic Acid
* Low Profile Instrument Set
* High Pull-Out Strength
* Proven Screw-in Design Ensures Optimal Purchase In Bone
Flash presentation of the Bio Mini-Revo surgical technique in a shoulder operation:
Press release: CONMED Linvatec’s Bio Mini-Revo(TM) Suture Anchor Receives 510(k) FDA Clearance for Arthroscopic Hip Repair
Product page: Bio Mini-Revo® Anchor