ACL - Suspensory Fixation
Patients that have sustained an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear, often a sports-related injury, may require surgery to reconstruct the ACL. In this procedure, a graft, either from the patient or from a donor, is used to replace the torn ligament. There are many possible methods for fixation of the graft. Suspensory fixation offers excellent fixation strength while allowing for maximum interface between the graft and the bone tunnel.
Suspensory fixation is commonly used on the femur in combination with an interference device on the tibial side, or can be used to fixate the graft on both the femur and the tibia.
GraftMax™ Adjustable Loop Button
- Provides a simple, reproducible technique
- Eliminates the tedious calculations and are easier to insert than fixed loop devices
- Provide tactile deployment confirmation and simpler and quicker graft advancement than other adjustable loop devices
Infinity™ Femoral Adjustable Loop Button=
- Combines with the Infinity™ Tibial Button to provide tibial suspensory fixation for all-inside procedures
- Preloaded with a locking suture that prevents unintentional loop tensioning during graft prep and placement
- Dual-friction locks provide secure fixation
Genesys™ Matryx® Screw
- Optimal combination of biologic healing and mechanical integrity
- Strong initial fixation to enable bone in growth
The Infinity™* Modular Guide System
Infinity™ Guide Arms
- The Infinity Modular Guide System features five guide arms that accommodate both ACL & PCL procedures.
- Cortical Suspensory Button Versus Aperture Interference Screw Fixation for Knee Anterior Cruciate Ligament Soft-Tissue Allograft: A Prospective, Randomized Controlled Trial - Lubowitz, JH, Schwartzberg, R and Smith, Pl
- Suspensory Versus Interference Screw Fixation for Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction in a Translational Large-Animal Model - Smith, P et al.
- Suspensory Versus Aperture Fixation of a Quadrupled Hamstring Tendon Autograft in Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction: A Meta-analysis - Browning, WM et al.
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This material provides information regarding how to use CONMED medical devices and instruments in surgical procedures. Although reviewed by physicians it is not medical advice and each surgeon should use their own professional judgment before using to treat a particular patient. Surgeons should be trained in the use of such devices before surgery and should always refer to the product labeling including the Instructions for Use before using any medical device.