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Bioabsorbable Anchor Solution

Tue, 08/04/2009 - 6:25am

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Smith & Nephew's Endoscopy Division introduces the OSTEORAPTOR Anchor for repair in the hip and shoulder. The anchor to uses Polylactic Acid Hydroxyapatite (PLLA-HA) to increase the anchor's strength and promote a strong bond between the anchor and the bone surface. According to the company, additional features of the anchor include:

  • Availability in 2.3-mm and 2.9-mm sizes.
  • The 2.3-mm Anchor for use in the hip with a small size to give surgeons the ability to place them more precisely within the tight confines of the joint space.
  • An implant rib design.
  • Invisibility on X-ray and does not distort images captured using Magnetic Resonance Imagin
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