MICRO PERFORATION◊ of the medial ligament complex reestablishes an acute healing environment for treatment of subacute and chronic MCL laxity.
Research has shown there is an increased likelihood of ACL reconstruction failure when 3° ACL deficiency is associated with untreated chronic MCL laxity 1. In conjunction with ACL reconstruction, MICRO PERFORATION may stimulate medial complex healing to increase the probability of a successful ACL outcome.
In conjunction with Thomas D. Rosenberg, M.D., Richard M. Greenwald, Ph.D., and Jurgen Eichhorn, M.D., Smith & Nephew has developed the MICRO PERFORATION System.
The Smith & Nephew MICRO PERFORATION instrument comes in two sizes, with concave and convex designs. These configurations allow for multiple entry sites for repair.
1 Fealy et al., 1999 ANNA, Vancouver, BC, Canada