The OptiFix™ Absorbable Fixation System has been engineered inside and out to provide surgeon confidence and secure fixation in a reliable, easy to use, and ergonomic design.

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.

Outcome-driven fixation

The OptiFix™ Absorbable Fastener is made from PDLLA and is designed for optimal performance. Fastener features include:

Smooth Fastener Head

  • Minimizes the potential for tissue attachment1
  • Ensures mesh is securely fixated

Hollow Core Design

  • Allows tissue ingrowth through the fastener1

Angled Tip

  • Easily penetrates mesh and tissue


  • Enhances tissue holding strength
  • Prevents the fastener from backing out

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

Surgeon Feedback4
Surgeons prefer the handling of OptiFix™  versus other fixation devices

In a blind preference test assessing surgeons’  preference of device comfort, trigger force, and overall fit, feel and fire, OptiFix™ was preferred nearly 4x more frequently than the next closest competitor.

4 Survey of surgeons attending an international
surgical conference. Data on file.


Ordering Information

    • 0113126
    • 5/cs.
    • OptiFix™ Absorbable Fixation System - 30 Absorbable Fasteners
    • 0113127
    • 5/cs.
    • OptiFix™ Absorbable Fixation System - 15 Absorbable Fasteners



The OptiFix™ Absorbable Fixation System is indicated for the approximation of soft tissue and fixation of surgical mesh to tissues during open or laparoscopic surgical procedures, such as hernia repair.


  1. Contraindications associated with laparoscopic and open surgical procedures relative to mesh fixation apply, including but not limited to:
  • Fixation of vascular or neural structures
  • Fixation of bone and cartilage
  • Situations with insufficient ingrowth of tissue into the mesh over time, which could result in inadequate fixation once the fastener is absorbed.
  1. Carefully inspect the area in the vicinity of the tissue being fastened to avoid inadvertent penetration of underlying structures such as nerves, vessels, viscera or bone. Use of the OptiFix™ Absorbable Fixation System in the close vicinity of such underlying structures is contraindicated. For reference, the length of the fastener below the fastener head is 6.1 mm, the fastener head is another 0.6 mm (total 6.7 mm).


The device may not fixate through prosthetics derived from biologic material such as xenografts and allografts. Prosthetic should be evaluated for compatibility prior to use. After use, the OptiFix™ Absorbable Fixation System may be a potential biohazard. Handle and dispose of in accordance with any local and federal laws regarding medical waste.

Adverse Reactions

Adverse reactions and potential complications associated with fixation devices such as the OptiFix™ Absorbable Fixation System may include, but are not limited to the following: hemorrhage; pain, edema and erythema at wound site; allergic reaction to Poly(D, L)- lactide; infection/septicemia; hernia recurrence/wound dehiscence.