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ULTRATAPE

Suture

Overview

ULTRATAPE is a smooth suture tape, which when compared to a traditional #2 suture provides a 75% increase in tendon-to-bone contact while offering a significantly lower and more evenly distributed level of pressure (demonstrated in pre-clinical testing).1

  • Increased tendon-to-bone contact may result in an improved repair.2,3
  • Lower, more uniformly distributed level of compression could potentially reduce vascular restriction at the injury site after surgery.4
  • A wider suture construct may reduce the possibility of tissue cut-through in poor quality tendon tissue.

Expanded Techniques

  • Conveniently available in single packs or pre-loaded on HEALICOIL™ Suture Anchors.
  • ULTRATAPE can either be used for knotless or knotted repairs.
  • The addition of a pre-loaded ULTRABRAID™ #2 suture on ULTRATAPE versions of HEALICOIL Suture Anchors allows for a variety of suturing options.
  • Easily passed through tissue by using either the TRUEPASS Suture Passer, ARTHRO-PIERCE™  ULTRATAPE Suture Passer or ACCU-PASS™ Suture Shuttle.



References:
1. Data on File at Smith & Nephew, report 15001847, 2013.
2. Bisson LJ, Manohar LM. A biomechanical comparison of the pullout strength of No. 2 FiberWire suture and 2-mm FiberWire tape in bovine rotator cuff tendons. Arthroscopy 2010; 26(11):1463-1468.
3. Park MC, ElAttrache NS, Tibone JE, Ahmad CS, Jun BJ, Lee TQ. Part I: Footprint contact characteristics for a transosseous-equivalent rotator cuff repair technique compared with a double-row repair technique. J Shoulder Elbow Surg 2007; 16(4):461-468.
4. Neyton L, Godeneche A, Nove-Josserand L, Carrillon Y, Clechet J, Hardy MB. Arthroscopic suture-bridge repair for small to medium size supraspinatus tear: healing rate and retear pattern. Arthroscopy 2013; 29(1):10-17.

Ordering Information

ULTRATAPE Suture
Reference #, Description

72203896

ULTRATAPE Suture (Blue, 6 per box)

72203897

ULTRATAPE Suture (Cobraid Blue, 6 per box)

 

HEALICOIL PK Suture Anchors with ULTRATAPE Suture
Reference # , Description

72203981

HEALICOIL™ PK 4.5 mm Suture Anchor with one ULTRATAPE Suture (Blue)

72203982

HEALICOIL™ PK 4.5 mm Suture Anchor with one ULTRATAPE Suture (Cobraid Blue)

72203983

HEALICOIL™ PK 5.5 mm Suture Anchor with one ULTRATAPE Suture (Blue) and one ULTRABRAID™ Suture (#2)

72203984

HEALICOIL™ PK 5.5 mm Suture Anchor with one ULTRATAPE Suture

(Cobraid Blue) and one ULTRABRAID Suture (#2)

 

HEALICOIL REGENESORB Suture Anchors with ULTRATAPE Suture
Reference #, Description

72203705

HEALICOIL REGENESORB 4.75 mm Suture Anchor with one ULTRATAPE Suture (Blue) and one ULTRABRAID™ Suture (#2)

72203697

REGENESORB 4.75 mm Suture Anchor with one ULTRATAPE Suture (Cobraid Blue) and one ULTRABRAID Suture (#2)

72203708

HEALICOIL REGENESORB 5.5 mm Suture Anchor with one ULTRATAPE Suture (Blue) and one ULTRABRAID Suture (#2)

72203801

REGENESORB 5.5 mm Suture Anchor with one ULTRATAPE Suture Cobraid (Blue) and one ULTRABRAID Suture (#2)

 

FOOTPRINT Ultra Suture Anchors
Reference #, Description

72202901

FOOTPRINT Ultra PK 4.5 mm

72202902

FOOTPRINT Ultra PK 5.5 mm

 

ULTRATAPE Suture Passing
Reference #, Description

72203791

TRUEPASS Suture Passer, Self-Capture

72203792

TRUEPASS Suture Passer, Standard

72203793

TRUEPASS Disposable Needles (box of 5)

72204385

ARTHRO-PIERCE™ ULTRATAPE, 35° up