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TWINFIX Ultra Suture Anchor

TWINFIX Ultra suture anchor

Overview

A medial row solution for your rotator cuff repairs from Smith & Nephew.

Available in a choice of materials and a variety size options, TWINFIX◊ Ultra Suture Anchors can be used for primary or double row repairs and for the medial row of a suture bridging technique. ULTRABRAID Suture provides stronger knot strength than competitive suture and a low profile knot stack.1

Ideal Fixation Strength
Transitional thread design provides secure fixation with distal “cutting” threads for easier insertion and proximal “locking” threads for stronger pull-out strength, even in poor bone quality.2

Trusted Materials – HA, PK and Ti
Our absorbable HA suture anchor combines poly-l-lactic acid (PLLA) with hydroxyapatite (HA). Once absorbed, it has the fracture resistance of human cortical bone.3 Our non-absorbable PK suture anchor incorporates PEEK-OPTIMA® polymer from Invibio.®  With a modulus similar to cortical bone, PEEK-OPTIMA exhibits an ideal combination of strength, biocompatibility, revisability and inherent radiolucent characteristics. Titanium (Ti) suture anchors exhibit ideal fixation strength and anchor stability. Catering to surgeon’s preference, titanium material brings a reliable solution that caters to both the needs of the patient and surgeon.

Optimal Versatility

Numerous anchor sizes (4.5 mm, 5.5 mm and 6.5 mm) and multiple suture configurations, with double or triple ULTRABRAID sutures, provide flexibility for surgeon. HA and PK: Multiple hole preparation instruments to address differing humeral bone quality. Ti: Elongated distal trocar tip allows anchor to be self-tapping; without the need to predrill in most bone qualities

A Two Anchor Solution For One Precisely Controlled Solution FOOTPRINT Ultra and TWINFIX Ultra Suture Anchors

Reduce Cuff Displacement and Suture Slippage with a customizable repair

By combining the individual strengths of each anchor product into one solution we’ve created a customizable repair that facilitates complete rotator cuff footprint control. Strong pullout strength in the medial row with suture security and the ability to tension in the lateral row means a solution that can help reduce cuff displacement and suture slippage.4

1 Lo, Burkhart, Chan, and Kyriacos Athanasiou, “Arthroscopic Knots: Determining the Optimal Balance of Loop Security and Knot Security,” Arthroscopy 20, no. 5 (May-June 2004): 489-502.
2. Data on file at Smith & Nephew: ITR-4206, ITR 4039. ITR-4018 and ITR-4091
3 Akao, M., Aoki, H. and Kato, K., Mechanical properties of sintered hydroxyapatite for prosthetic applications. Journal of Material Science: 16, 809-812, (1981).
4 Data on file at Smith & Nephew. ITR-3679, 2008

TWINFIX Ultra PK

TWINFIX◊ Ultra PK Suture Anchors

TWINFIX Ultra PK Suture Anchors from Smith & Nephew provide surgeons with “best in class” pullout strength, a proven high strength ULTRABRAID◊ Suture, and multiple hole preparation options for any bone quality. This combination of strength and versatility will allow surgeons to feel confident with their rotator cuff solution. Transitional thread design enables secure fixation with distal “cutting” and proximal “locking” threads, which means easy insertion and stronger pullout strength than competitive products1 even in poor quality bone.

Loaded with ULTRABRAID suture inside the body of the anchor means stronger knots than competitors with a low profile knot stack.2

General hole preparation instrument offers solutions suitable for all qualities of bone.
With a modulus similar to cortical bone, PEEK-OPTIMA® polymer from Invibio® exhibits an ideal combination of strength, stiffness and toughness, together with biocompatibility.
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1 Data on file at Smith & Nephew: ITR-4206, ITR 4039. ITR-4018 and ITR-4091.
2 Lo, Burkhart, Chan, and Kyriacos Athanasiou, “Arthroscopic Knots: Determining the Optimal Balance of Loop Security and Knot Security,” Arthroscopy 20, no. 5 (May-June 2004): 489-502.

TWINFIX ULtra HA

TWINFIX◊ Ultra HA Suture anchors with ULTRABRAID◊ Suture combine strength, versatility and biocompatibility for optimal rotator cuff repairs. Strength
  • Transitional thread design provides secure fixation with distal “cutting” threads for easier insertion and proximal “locking” threads for stronger pullout strength, even in poor bone quality.1
  • The anchor is designed to be supported by the internal driver to optimize force transfer during insertion into bone.
Ultrabraid
  • Suture provides stronger knot strength than competitivesuture and a low-profile knot stack.2
Versatile
  • Multiple anchor sizes: 4.5 mm, 5.5 mm 6.5 mm
  • Multiple suture configurations; with double or triple ULTRABRAID Sutures.
  • Specific hole preparation instruments address differing humeral bone quality.
Biocompatible
  • Bio-composite material, PLLA-HA is a natural bone mineral shown to promote bone replacement.3
  • HA (hydroxyapatite) exists in the body, making it naturally biocompatible.
  • HA provides a consistent degradation cycle by neutralizing the acidity of the area, allowing higher strength retention over time.4
     
  1 Data on file at Smith & Nephew: ITR-4206, ITR-4039, ITR-4018 and ITR-4091 2 Lo, Burkhart, Chan, and Kyriacos Athanasiou, Arthroscopic Knots: Determining the Optimal Balance of Loop Security and Knot Security, Arthroscopy 20, no.5 (may-June 2004): 489-502 3 S.D. Cook, D.A. Funk, T.P. Schmalzried. Orthopedic Biomaterials and Implant Fixation, instructional course lecture, AAOS 63rd meeting. 4 C.M. Agrawal, K.A. Athanasiou; Technique to control PH in vicinity of biodegrading PLS-PGA implants, J. Biomed Materials Research, 39 (2) (1997): 105-114.

Ordering Information

 
Ref # Description
TWINFIX Ultra PK Suture Anchor
72202595   TWINFIX Ultra PK 4.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile
72202623 TWINFIX Ultra PK 4.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202599 TWINFIX Ultra PK 5.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile
72202625 TWINFIX Ultra PK 5.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202600 TWINFIX Ultra PK 5.5 mm Anchor with three #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202605 TWINFIX Ultra PK 6.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile
72202630 TWINFIX Ultra PK 6.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202606 TWINFIX Ultra PK 6.5 mm Anchor with three #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
   
   
Instruments  
72202621 3.8 Tapered Awl – Disposable for use with general hole preparation for normal bone quality
72201915 3.8 Tapered Awl – Reusable for use with general hole preparation for normal bone quality
 72202633 4.5 Awl – Dilator for use with 4.5 mm Anchor hole preparation for hard bone
72202634 5.5/6.5 Awl – Dilator for use with 5.5/6.5 mm Anchor hole preparation for hard bone
72202116 3.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 4.5 mm Anchor hole preparation for hard bone
72201707 4.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 5.5 mm Anchor hole preparation for hard bone
72201708 5.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 6.5 mm Anchor hole preparation for hard bone
   
TWINFIX Ultra HA Suture Anchor  
72202597 TWINFIX Ultra HA 4.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile
72202624 TWINFIX Ultra HA 4.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202602 TWINFIX Ultra HA 5.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile
72202626 TWINFIX Ultra HA 5.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202603 TWINFIX Ultra HA 5.5 mm Anchor with three #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black)
72202608 TWINFIX Ultra HA 6.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile
72202631 TWINFIX Ultra HA 6.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202610 TWINFIX Ultra HA 6.5 mm Anchor with three #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black)
   
Instruments  
72202633 4.5 Awl-Dilator for use with 4.5 mm Anchor hole preparation
72202634 5.5/6.5 Awl-Dilator for use with 6.5 mm Anchor hole preparation
72202116 3.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 4.5 mm Anchor hole preparation device for hard bone
72201707 4.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 5.5 mm Anchor hole preparation device for hard bone
72201708 5.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 6.5 mm Anchor hole preparation device for hard bone
   
TWINFIX Ultra Ti Suture Anchor  
72202893 TWINFIX Ultra Ti 4.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile
72202894 TWINFIX Ultra Ti 4.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202895 TWINFIX Ultra Ti 5.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile
72202896 TWINFIX Ultra Ti 5.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202897 TWINFIX Ultra Ti 5.5 mm Anchor with three #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black)
72202898 TWINFIX Ultra Ti 6.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue) sterile  
72202899 TWINFIX Ultra Ti 6.5 mm Anchor with two #2 sutures (COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black) sterile
72202900 TWINFIX Ultra Ti 6.5 mm Anchor with three #2 sutures (white, COBRAID-blue, COBRAID-black)
   
Instruments  
72202116 3.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 4.5 mm Anchor hole preparation device for hard bone  
72201707 4.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 5.5 mm Anchor hole preparation device for hard bone
72201708 5.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 6.5 mm Anchor hole preparation device for hard bone
72202621 3.8 mm Tapered Awl-Disposable
72201915 3.8 mm Tapered Awl-Reusable708 5.5 mm Spade Tip Drill for use with 6.5 mm Anchor hole preparation device for hard bone