Introducing
  The Missing Link to Your Double Row Repairs

CONMED’s NEW CuffLink™ Double-Row Solution combines our easy to-use Y-Knot® RC self-punching all-suture anchor, the controlled tension of the NEW CrossFT™ Knotless PEEK Suture anchor and less abrasive Hi-Fi® Tape1 for optimized rotator cuff compression. Whatever anchors you are currently using, the comprehensive CuffLink™ Solution can offer multiple improvements over other double-row rotator cuff solutions.



 


Contact us to try CuffLink™ in your next case.

 

STEP 1:
Medial Row Fixation
Recommended Knotted Anchor: Y-Knot® RC Self-Punching All-Suture Anchor with Hi-Fi® Tape




•   Self-punching: no pilot hole required, eliminating extra step 
•   Smaller: 2.8mm footprint for less bone removal, great for maximizing compression and revision cases 
•   Stronger fixation (603N) than traditional 5.5mm anchors2 
•   All-suture: no hard loose bodies left in the joint
•   Enables multiple stitching configurations 
                                                                                                                       

Y-Knot® RC All-Suture Anchor with Hi-Fi® Tape

CrossFT™ Knotless Anchor with Hi-Fi® Tape
  ALSO AVAILABLE: CrossFT™ Knotless PEEK Suture anchor with Hi-Fi® Tape  

Why use Hi-Fi®?

Think about this:

BOTH our #2 Hi-Fi Suture4 and Hi-Fi® Tape cause less abrasion and tendon tear-through than a leading competitor

 

Hi-Fi® Tape

Reduced Abrasion & Tendon
Tear-Through1

  69% less abrasive than a leading competitor’s tape* when measuring tendon tear-through1 
  Broader compression than #2 suture for increased tendon-to-bone interface 
  More than twice as strong as #2 suture3 
  Simplifies double-row repairs by eliminating need for medial knot-tying
 

Hi-Fi® Tape A Less Abrasive Option4
Peer-reviewed literature has shown that
CONMED’s #2 Hi-Fi® Suture reduced mean
cutting rate by over 50% when compared to
a competitor’s suture and tape*, which were
more abrasive on the suture-tendon interface
and led to higher tendon tear-through.4

STEP 2:
Lateral Row Fixation
Recommended Knotless Anchor: CrossFT Knotless PEEK Suture Anchor with Hi-Fi® Tape




•   Controlled tension to optimize tendon compression
•   Hi-Fi® Tape is 69% less abrasive than than a leading competitor’s tape* when measuring tendon tear-through1
•   Strong: Dual-thread pattern for cortical and cancellous bone fixation
•   Able to accept up to 6 limbs of suture
•   4.0mm, 4.75mm and 5.5mm diameters 
 



  What is Controlled Tension? 
CrossFT™ Knotless anchors allow surgeons to control suture tension on cuff tendon. This is designed to reduce the risk of over-tensioning the repair which could cut off blood flow to the tendon.
 
                 
  ALSO AVAILABLE:  PopLok® Knotless Suture Anchors  

CuffLink™

One System for Every Technique 

With the right combination of Y-Knot RC and CrossFT Knotless anchors, the CuffLink Solution supports virturally every double-row rotator cuff technique for maximum versatility.

CuffLink™ Knotless Anchor
Technique

Fast technique with no knots tied
medially. Two CrossFT™ Knotless
anchors with Tape or Y-Knot® RC
with Tape medially and two CrossFT™ Knotless anchors
laterally.

Medial Pulley Stitch Technique

Two CrossFT™ Knotless anchors with Tape or Y-Knot® RC with Tape medially and two CrossFT™ Knotless anchors laterally. #2 sutures from medial row anchors are passed and tied as a medial pulley. The medial pulley provides medial row compression.

Simple Stitch Technique
If the cuff is not able to retract all the way back down to the native footprint, the surgeon might want to use the #2 sutures from the medial row anchors as a simple stitch. Two CrossFT™ Knotless anchors with Tape or Y-Knot®
RC with Tape medially and two
CrossFT™ Knotless Anchors laterally..

 

 

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Medial Mattress Stitch Technique
Two CrossFT™ Knotless anchors with Tape or Y-Knot® RC with Tape medially and two CrossFT™ Knotless anchors laterally. #2 sutures from medial row anchors are passed and tied as a mattress stitch. Knot-tying provides medial row compression

Medial Rip-Stop Stitch Technique
Two CrossFT™ Knotless anchors with Tape or Y-Knot® RC with Tape medially and two CrossFT™ Knotless anchors laterally. #2 sutures from medial row anchor are passed and tied as a rip-stop stitch. In order to prevent tear-through, rip-stop mattress
stitches are placed just lateral to the medial row, reinforcing these medial stitches in case of poor tendon quality.

         

  Contact us to try CuffLink™ in your next case.
For more information, visit our Clinical Resources Page
or our Orthopedic Surgery Video Gallery.
 
                             
   

• CuffLink Double Row Solution
• Y-Knot® RC
• PopLok® Knotless Suture
• CrossFT™ Knotless Suture   Anchor

• CrossFT™ Knotless Suture Anchor -   Ankle
• CrossFT™ and Genesys™ CrossFT  Suture Anchors 
 
 
1 TR16-787/TR16-787-1.
2 Barber, FA. et al. All-Suture Anchors: Biomechanical Analysis of Pull-out Strength, Displacement, and Failure Mode. Arthroscopy. 2016;32:1-9.
* Measured against Arthrex Swivelock w/FiberTape.
3 Data on file. TR16-219.
4 Deranlot J, Maurel N, Diop A, Nourissat G, et al. Abrasive Properties of Braided Polyblend Sutures
in Cuff Tendon Repair