Covidien released its new AS Meniscal Repair Device, a tool that promises to deliver consistent placement of sutures with strength and confidence.
The device is used for “all-inside” arthroscopic surgeries when repairing torn minisci using the popular “all-suture” method of fixation. More about the new device from the announcement:
“Any meniscal repair system needs to deliver high-strength fixation in order to optimize the biologic healing potential,” said Bryan M. Huber, MD, Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon at Mansfield Orthopaedics in Stowe, Vermont. “The AS Meniscal Repair Device enables surgeons to leverage the value of using the gold standard all-suture approach in a less invasive arthroscopic fashion.”
Bench-top tests conducted by Covidien confirm that the AS Meniscal Repair Device deploys sutures with strong holding power consistently and reliably without the need for any anchors.
Dr. Huber added, “In my practice, I have experienced a consistently high rate of firing success when using the AS Meniscal Repair Device, in stark comparison to other products on the market where I’ve experienced a significant misfire rate. With an all-suture method of fixation, the AS Meniscal Repair Device eliminates any migration risk of broken tacks or anchors which could cause damage inside the knee and may lead to increased operative time during removal. The AS Meniscal Repair Device has improved my operative efficiency by delivering a high level of reliability and success.”
The new device, designed for intuitive use, works with only one thumb slide actuation and no complex components. It also features clear, laser-etched depth markings on the specially coated needles, allowing for precision in depth of penetration. Needles are available in two configurations, curved and straight, to meet surgeons’ diverse repair needs.
Press release: Covidien Introduces New Surgical Device for Meniscal Repair
Product page: AS Meniscal Repair Device…