8 March 2023

Smith+Nephew to highlight procedural innovations in Sports Medicine during AAOS 2023 Annual Meeting

UltraTRACQUAD ACL Reconstruction Technique: New technologies combine to deliver an advanced, comprehensive procedural solution for surgeons who want to expand their ligament graft options and maximize the variety of patients they can accommodate. Together, the new QUADTRACQuadriceps Tendon Harvest Guide System, X-WING Graft Preparation System and ULTRABUTTONFamily of Adjustable Fixation Devices provide a controlled and reproducible technique to harvest only the desired quadriceps tendon tissue.1-3 Quadriceps ACL reconstruction is a growing procedure that offers many advantages including a lower risk of anterior knee pain4-6 and predictable, larger graft diameter4,7,8 compared to bone-tendon-bone or hamstring autograft options respectively.

INTELLIO Tablet: Helping streamline your procedures with simple, centralized connectivity in the palm of your hand - the INTELLIO Tablet is a medical-grade device designed for use with Smith+Nephew’s INTELLIO Connected Tower. Supporting both wireless and tethered connectivity, the INTELLIO Tablet increases users' ability to control and adjust the LENS 4K Surgical Imaging System, DYONICS◊ POWER II Control System, WEREWOLFCOBLATIONSystem and the DOUBLEFLO Inflow/Outflow Pump.

CAP-FIXCapsular Management Family: A comprehensive range of products designed to maximize the efficiency of capsular management procedures. The CAP-FIX Suture Passer reduces the number of steps required for capsule closure, compared to suture shuttling,9 and is optimized for sharpness, strength, trajectory and suture throw.9-10 CAP-FIX Blades are offered as curved or straight with a choice of a pencil grip or a handle for increased leverage. Each blade has a consistent sharpness to cut through hip capsular tissue.11 From open to close, the CAP-FIX Capsular Management Family and the full portfolio of hip preservation products encourages surgeons to “Go Beyond the Repair.”

REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant: Supports the body’s natural healing response to facilitate new tendon-like tissue growth and changes the course of rotator cuff tear progression.12-17 The implant is about the size of a postage stamp and has been shown to be completely resorbed within six months.*14,17 In addition to rotator cuff repair, the REGENETEN Bioinductive Implant can be used for hip repair as well as Achilles repair and reconstruction.

To learn more about these ground-breaking Sports Medicine innovations, please stop by the Smith+Nephew booth (#2021) during AAOS 2023.


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About Smith+Nephew

Smith+Nephew is a portfolio medical technology company focused on the repair, regeneration and replacement of soft and hard tissue. We exist to restore people’s bodies and their self-belief by using technology to take the limits off living. We call this purpose ‘Life Unlimited’. Our 19,000 employees deliver this mission every day, making a difference to patients’ lives through the excellence of our product portfolio, and the invention and application of new technologies across our three global franchises of Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & ENT and Advanced Wound Management.

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