After receiving several U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Australia's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) registrations, Medacta has obtained multiple CE markings and expanded its indications in arthroscopic knee, shoulder, and hip surgery. The recent registrations, together with previously cleared products, allow Medacta to cover most procedures for reconstructive ligament surgery, and for the treatment in shoulder and hip ligament refixation and reconstructive surgery.
A RICH PORTFOLIO OF DIFFERENT RE-USABLE AND SINGLE-USE INSTRUMENTS FACILITATES KNEE SURGERIES
In order to facilitate ACL reconstructive surgery, Medacta is now able to offer an extensive portfolio of extra-articular (two adjustable and fixed button designs) and close to the joint-line fixation options with the MectaScrew
Interference Screw Family portfolio with multiple material options: in a non-absorbable PEEK, absorbable or composite configuration. A rich portfolio of different reusable and single-use instruments facilitates knee surgeries. Medacta not only offers a standard instrument portfolio, but also innovative solutions for Quadriceps Tendon harvesting procedures (MectaQTH) and innovative coated guide pin designs which will potentially reduce metal flaking and metal debris. “The new MectaQTH Quad Tendon Harvesting instrumentation helps me to harvest a clean and precise quadriceps tendon graft with a reduced harvest site morbidity. The subcutaneous cutter prevents a premature cutting of the tendon during the harvesting process
,” says Dr. Mirco Herbort, OCM Munich, Germany. Medacta also provides single-use sterile kits for standard ACL reconstruction procedures, as well as for the Medacta specific M-ARSTM
Anatomic Ribbon repair.
NEW ANCHOR DESIGNS FOR SHOULDER AND HIP SURGERIES
In its suture anchor portfolio, Medacta is heavily expanding its material, sizing and indication offerings. With the MectaLock Suture
Anchor Family, Medacta is now able to provide a non-absorbable PEEK and a new composite material offering. Different anchor sizes are available, from knotted anchor designs for arthroscopic shoulder and hip labral repair to knotless options for shoulder lateral row cuff repair. For surgeons who prefer soft anchor designs or are looking for solutions for the medial row repair, Medacta offers two different knotted All-Suture Anchor designs with MectaLock All-Suture and SnugFit All-Suture. To facilitate suture management in arthroscopic labral and rotator cuff repairs, the comprehensive Medacta FastShuttle Suture Passer Family is also able to supply multiple state-of-the-art single-use and reusable instruments to ease arthroscopic shoulder and hip surgeries.
Particularly relevant is the MectaFlip Intra-articular Expander, which represents a novel and pioneering solution to manage reduced visibility in the joint space in arthroscopic hip surgeries. “Mectaflip gives me excellent visualization of the peripheral compartment, making it easier to perform a head neck offset correction together with biplanar fluoroscopy. This technology is an evolution of capsular management and is best in its category thus far,” says Dr. Jit Balakumar (MBBS FRACS), The Avenue Hospital, Windsor VIC, Australia.
POWERSUTURE FAMILY TO ALLEVIATE THE CHALLENGING SUTURE MANAGEMENT IN SHOULDER SURGERIES
With the newly launched PowerSuture Family, Medacta is now able to provide arthroscopic surgeons with an extensive suture portfolio. With its PowerKnot High Strength Suture, the company is entering a limited market release phase with a strong tensile strength suture potentially offering an improved knot grip and a useful Running Direction Indication (RDI) feature to alleviate the challenging suture management in arthroscopic shoulder surgeries. In addition to PowerKnot, Medacta is currently launching in full market release its Medacta PowerSuture line, offering a full line of different suture and tape diameters, as well as multiple Whip Stitch Loop sutures and Tapes, Passing Loops and double-armed suture options.
REFERENCES  Please verify approval of the devices described in this document with your local Medacta representative.