Tried and True: All-inside Meniscal Repair
When the original FAST-FIX◊ Meniscal Repair System was introduced, the benchmark for non-invasive, all-inside repairs was set. Thanks to an innovative design, this system enabled surgeons to deploy two implants vertically or horizontally on either side of the meniscus, tighten the suture, and trim the excess.
Building on the success of this original design, are the ULTRA FAST-FIX and FAST-FIX 360 Meniscal Repair Systems.
Unlike conventional suture-based repair systems, the ULTRA FAST-FIX System delivers a pre-tied, self-sliding knot designed to eliminate the need for intra-articular knot tying. Additional features include our ULTRABRAID◊ Suture, which provides easy knot sliding advantages over traditional polyester suture, the choice of curved and reversed-curved needles designed for easy access to a multitude of tear sites and your pick of PEEK-OPTIMA® or PLLA implant material.
First we set the standard: then we raised the bar. The FAST-FIX 360 System improves on those standards by raising the bar with new features and benefits which include:
One-handed, fast-click, active implant deployment
The unique 360° actuation design enables one-handed, fast-click, active deployment of implants in any hand position – vertically, horizontally on either side of the meniscus.
Minimal disruption to the meniscus
Smaller implants and pre-tied, self-sliding knot made of ULTRABRAID 2-0 Suture
create smaller needle insertions, designed to reduce disruption to the meniscus.
Low profile with improved control
Low-profile, stiffer needle shaft improves control and is designed to enable access and visibility to hard-to-reach areas of the meniscus.
Built-in adjustable depth penetration
Set needle depth penetration from 10mm to18mm with the simple push of a button.
Strong with clinically proven FAST-FIX Meniscal Repair Technology
Like its predecessor, the FAST-FIX 360 System has biomechanical properties that best reproduce the vertical mattress suture technique.1
1 Data on file at Smith & Nephew: ITR 4080, “FAST-FIX 360 System vs. Competitors,” (2010).