Hi-Fi® Ribbon is a 1.3mm wide, flat, tie-able suture. It is 2X wider than #2 suture providing broader compression and increased tendon-to-bone interface. Ribbon is 14% stronger than #2 High-Strength suture and has smaller knot stacks than USP #2 Suture.1,2
Hi-Fi® Tape is 69% less abrasive than the leading competitor when measuring tendon tear-through3 and offers broader compression than #2 suture for increased tendon-to-bone interface. Tape is more than twice as strong as #2 suture4 and simplifies double-row repairs by eliminating the need for medial knot tying.
Hi-Fi® Suture is a braided, non-absorbable suture for soft tissue repair. It's designed to provide exceptional strength for knot tying while helping minimize tendon damage. In fact, according to peer-reviewed literature, CONMED’s #2 Hi-Fi® Suture was shown to reduce mean cutting rate by over 50% when compared to FiberWire and FiberTape, which were more abrasive on the suture-tendon interface and led to higher tendon tear-through.6
1 Data on File. PDD1494993.
2 Data on File. TR17-01219.
3 Data on File. TR16-787. Compared with FiberTape.
4 Data on File. TR16-219.
5 Kowalski MS, et al. Arthroscopy 2008.
6 Deranlot J, Maurel N, Diop A, Nourissat G, et al. Abrasive Properties of Braided Polyblend Sutures in Cuff Tendon Repair: An in Vitro Biomechanical Study Exploring Regular and Tape Sutures. Arthroscopy 2014; 30:1569-73.