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Q-FIX

All-Suture Anchor

Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor

Overview

The Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor is the next generation of all-suture anchor technology and is now available with a curved guide system. Providing the benefits of a small, soft anchor with the characteristics of traditional anchor designs, the Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor is a radially expanding anchor that offers: 


Consistent deployment 1,2,3

 1/2017

The Q-Fix All-Suture Anchor is designed to provide consistent deployment due to the radially expanding implant design and unique delivery system. During anchor deployment, the distal tip of the inserter functions as a knot pusher against the anchor body, independent of the cortical layer. The sutures are then pre-tensioned to approximately 140 newtons5 to complete anchor deployment and remove any suture laxity.



Low Displacement 4,5

 

The unique design and deployent mechanism of the Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor provides best-in-class performance, with regard to the deplacement during cyclic loading. The deployment of the anchor against the inserter shaft and the tensioning of the sutures to approximately 140 newtons ensures the least displacement of any all-suture anchor.1

 

Compact Size

The Q-FIX platform offers compact 1.8mm (single-loaded) or 2.8mm (double-loaded) anchor sizes. The new Q-FIX MINI Suture Anchor minimizes bone removal by shortening the drill tunnel depth by 5mm. This new drill depth of 17.1mm is approximately 23% shorter than the existing Q-FIX 1.8mm anchor.


High Fixation Strength 2,3,4

The Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor provides superior fixation properties when compared to the BIORAPTOR* 2.3 PK Suture Anchor as well as other commercially available all-suture anchors

 

References
1. Douglass NP, Behn AW, Safran MR. Cyclic and Load to Failure Properties of All-Suture Anchors in Synthetic Acetabular and Glenoid Cancellous Bone. Arthroscopy. 2017 May;33(5):977-985.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.11.022. Epub 2017 Jan 26. 2. Report P/N 49193-02 Rev. A 3. Report P/N 51963-01 Rev. B 4. Barber AB, Herbert MA. All-Suture Anchors: Biomechanical Analysis of Pullout Strength, Displacement, and Failure Mode. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jun;33(6):1113-1121. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.09.031. Epub 2016 Dec 22 5. Report P/N 49190-01 Rev. B

Q-FIX for Shoulder Repair

The Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor is designed for procedures including rotator cuff repair and labral repair in which anatomic space is limited.


The 1.8mm Q-FIX Suture Anchor is a great option for SLAP and Bankart repairs with implant performance superior to commonly used all-suture anchors 1,4


 


The 2.8mm Q-FIX anchor’s fixation performance2 and small footprint makes it a great option for rotator cuff repair, ideal for medial row fixation where performance is needed and space may be limited.

 

The Curved Drill Guide allows anchors to be placed confidently in the inferior aspect of the glenoid. The curvature of the guide and trajectory of the drill bit may reduce the risk of converging tunnels or bicortical perforation.


 

Instrumentation

The Q-FIX anchor platform offers a variety of instrumentation in order to meet your surgical preferences and facility needs. For the ultimate in convenience, we offer disposable, sterile instrumentation. We also offer reusable instrumentation if required/desired.

 

References
1. Douglass NP, Behn AW, Safran MR. Cyclic and Load to Failure Properties of All-Suture Anchors in Synthetic Acetabular and Glenoid Cancellous Bone. Arthroscopy. 2017 May;33(5):977-985.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.11.022. Epub 2017 Jan 26. 2. Report P/N 49193-02 Rev. A 3. Report P/N 51963-01 Rev. B 4. Barber AB, Herbert MA. All-Suture Anchors: Biomechanical Analysis of Pullout Strength, Displacement, and Failure Mode. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jun;33(6):1113-1121. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.09.031. Epub 2016 Dec 22 5. Report P/N 49190-01 Rev. B

 

Q-FIX for Hip Repair

Designed for acetabular labral repair and reconstruction, the Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor delivers performance characteristics that meet or exceed those of other all-suture anchors.1,4


The 1.8mm Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor is ideal for hip labral repairs. With its unique deployment mechanism, this radially expanding implant is designed to deliver high fixation strength, and demonstrated the least amount of displacement of any all-suture anchor. 1,4


The 1.8mm Q-FIX Mini Anchor requires minimal bone removal for anchor insertion which makes it an optimal solution for treating pathology all around the acetabular rim.


The Curved Drill Guide is designed to provide improved access to the acetabular rim compared to traditional straight delivery systems. And it allows for the anchor to be positioned closer to the articular side of the acetabular rim, with less risk of penetrating the acetabular articular cartilage.

 

References
1. Douglass NP, Behn AW, Safran MR. Cyclic and Load to Failure Properties of All-Suture Anchors in Synthetic Acetabular and Glenoid Cancellous Bone. Arthroscopy. 2017 May;33(5):977-985.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.11.022. Epub 2017 Jan 26. 2. Report P/N 49193-02 Rev. A 3. Report P/N 51963-01 Rev. B 4. Barber AB, Herbert MA. All-Suture Anchors: Biomechanical Analysis of Pullout Strength, Displacement, and Failure Mode. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jun;33(6):1113-1121. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.09.031. Epub 2016 Dec 22 5. Report P/N 49190-01 Rev. B

 

Q-FIX Curved Guide System

The Q-FIX CURVED Guide System improves access to challenging shoulder and hip pathology.

The Curved Drill Guide improves access and trajectory when drilling bone tunnels. This may reduce the risk of articular surface perforation, bicortical perforation, and converging tunnels. The distal design of the curve places it where it will be most effective: in the working space within the joint.


Compatable with 1.8mm Q-FIX
Available in both Shoulder and Hip (XL) lengths, the Curved Drill Guide is compatible with our existing 1.8mm Q-FIX standard and MINI All-Suture Anchors.


Unique tactile and visual cues
The Curved Drill Guide has intuitive visual and tactile cues that facilitate drill guide positioning and anchor placement.

 

TRUJECTORY Technology directs the drill bit where you expect
it to go.


The Q-FIX Curved Drill Guide is the most accurate drill guide available*, producing less than 1 degree of deviation.

*Measured as drill deviation vs. drill guide angle.

 

 

References
1. Douglass NP, Behn AW, Safran MR. Cyclic and Load to Failure Properties of All-Suture Anchors in Synthetic Acetabular and Glenoid Cancellous Bone. Arthroscopy. 2017 May;33(5):977-985.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.11.022. Epub 2017 Jan 26. 2. Report P/N 49193-02 Rev. A 3. Report P/N 51963-01 Rev. B 4. Barber AB, Herbert MA. All-Suture Anchors: Biomechanical Analysis of Pullout Strength, Displacement, and Failure Mode. Arthroscopy. 2017 Jun;33(6):1113-1121. doi: 10.1016/j.arthro.2016.09.031. Epub 2016 Dec 22 5. Report P/N 49190-01 Rev. B

 

Ordering Information

Ordering Information
Reference #  Descriptions

1.8mm Q-FIX MINI All-Suture Anchor

Anchors:
72290123   1.8mm Q-FIX MINI All-Suture Anchor

Reusable Instruments:
25-1812     1.8mm Reusable PATHFINDER™ Obturator

Disposable Kits:
72290125   1.8mm Q-FIX MINI Disposable Kit
72290126   1.8mm Q-FIX MINI XL Disposable Kit



1.8mm Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor

Anchors:
25-1800   1.8mm Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor

Reusable Instruments:
72290119   1.8mm Reusable Curved Drill Guide, XL
72290120   1.8mm Reusable Curved Drill Guide
25-1812      1.8mm Reusable PATHFINDER Obturator

Disposable Kits:
25-1810     1.8mm Q-FIX Disposable Kit
25-1811     1.8mm Q-FIX Disposable Kit XL

Disposable Accessories:
72290118   1.8mm Disposable Flex Drill

 

2.8mm Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor

Anchors:
25-2800    2.8mm Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor

Reusable Instruments:
25-2812    2.8mm Reusable PATHFINDER Obturator
25-2820    2.8mm Reusable Bone Punch for Q-FIX All-Suture Anchor

Disposable Kits:
25-2810    2.8mm Q-FIX Disposable Kit