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Ultra FAST-FIX

Meniscal Repair System

The only product of its kind

Overview


All-inside Repairs Have Never Been Easier

When the original FAST-FIX Meniscal Repair System was introduced in 2001, it set the benchmark for non-invasive, all-inside repairs. Thanks to its preloaded implants, pre-tied sliding knot, and innovative pusher/cutter device, this innovative system lets you deploy two implants vertically or horizontally on either side of the meniscus, tighten the suture, and trim the excess.

Building on its proven clinical success, the all-new ULTRA FAST-FIX system adds easier knot sliding and stronger suture. The result is a faster, more secure meniscal repair system that will maximize the chances of a successful meniscus tear recovery.


Fast and easy

Unlike conventional suture-based repair systems, the ULTRA FAST-FIX system is an implant system with a pre-tied, self-sliding knot that eliminates the need for intra-articular knot tying.


Strong and clinically proven

Provides a strong, reproducible and reliable meniscal repair with biomechanical properties equal to that of the open, vertical mattress stitch suture technique.


Contains no hard device heads

Minimizes trauma to articular cartilage.

Easy knot sliding with ULTRABRAID™ suture

Offers advantages over traditional polyester suture, including higher knot-breaking strength, increased lubricity and a stronger resistance to fraying.


PEEK-OPTIMA® high strength non-absorbable implants

PEEK-OPTIMA polymer lends confidence that the implant will resist breakage when used with high-strength ULTRABRAID suture.


PLLA absorbable implants

Bioabsorbable version of ULTRA FAST-FIX.


Curved and reverse curved needles

Curved needles promote safer and easier access to a multitude of tear sites. The reverse-curved needle is designed for repairing tears on the inferior surface. Because the needle's point is on the opposite side of the curve, it can safely enter the inferior area without skiving the meniscus or the tibial plateau.


Meniscal depth probe: Measures the depth of penetration required for the ULTRA FAST-FIX needle.

Trimmable depth penetration limiter: Controls the depth of needle penetration, enhancing safety in patients and allowing predictable meniscocapsular placement, while avoiding neurovascular structure injury*.

* Coen, Caborn, Urban et. al. Arthroscopy 1998


45° and 90° diamond rasps: These angled, diamond rasps are designed specifically to freshen the edge of the meniscal tear surfaces prior to repair, to induce a bleeding response.


Slotted cannula: Introduces the delivery needle into the joint safely; aids in steering to the desired position; can be used to reduce the tear; and minimizes needle skiving. For inferior surface repairs, the cannula can be used to lift the meniscus, providing greater accessibility to the tear.


Split cannula: Safely introduces the delivery needle into the joint, keeps debris off the needle and protects the articular cartilage.


Knot pusher/cutter: This innovative device combines two instruments in one, allowing you to advance the knot to achieve the desired tension and trim the excess suture. The cutter is designed especially to cut ULTRABRAID .

Technique Information


Technique

White Paper: Evaluation of the Mechanical Properties
of the ULTRA FAST-FIX™ Meniscal Repair
System in a Bovine Meniscus Model

Ordering Information


Ordering Information

72201491 ULTRA FAST-FIX, Curved
72201492 ULTRA FAST-FIX, Reverse Curved
72201494 ULTRA FAST-FIX AB, Curved
72201495 ULTRA FAST-FIX AB, Reverse Curved
72201537 Knot Pusher/Suture Cutter
7210977 Slotted Cannula, Reusable
015186 Meniscal Depth Probe, Reusable
014549 45 degree Diamond Rasp, Reusable
014550 90 degree Diamond Rasp, Reusable
7210450 Suture Funnel, sterile, box of 10
7209950 Suture Threaders, sterile, box of 10
011703 Sterilization Tray