Challenges and Opportunities in Absorbable Fixation
Absorbable Fixation devices can provide important benefits and lead to repeatable outcomes. However, Absorbable Fixation devices that facilitate soft tissue repair may also be associated with certain challenges, such as:
- Excessive deployment force may cause tissue trauma and bleeding.1
- Fasteners may be difficult to see laparoscopically potentially leading to the placement of unnecessary fasteners.
- Device may be uncomfortable or awkward to deploy in smaller sized hands and may be sensitive to surgeon technique.
The OptiFix™ Absorbable Fastener is made from PDLLA and is designed for optimal performance. Fastener features include:
Smooth Fastener Head
Hollow Core Design
1 Preclinical data on file. Results may not correlate to clinical outcomes.
Fixate with Confidence
OptiFix™ fasteners provide secure fixation during the postoperative healing period then slowly resorbs over time
2 C. R. Bard Inc., bench data on file.
3 Preclinical data on file. Results may not correlate to clinical outcomes.
Preferred Ergonomic Feel and Design