News | March 11, 2008

BIORAPTOR 2.3 PK Suture Anchor Provides Repair for Shoulder, Hip Instability

March 12, 2008 - Smith & Nephew’s Endoscopy Division today announced the launch of the BIORAPTOR 2.3 PK Suture Anchor for repair of instability in the hip or shoulder joint.

Joint instability results when trauma or overuse causes the labrum, or fibrous cartilage lip that runs along the rim of the socket in the shoulder or hip, to stretch or tear. In the shoulder, labral damage often leads to dislocation or subluxation (partial dislocation), which can be painful and limit range of motion. In the hip, it can trigger a clicking or snapping sensation painful enough to be disabling. In both joints, the misalignment that results from labral tears can lead to osteoarthritis.

Smith & Nephew’s BIORAPTOR 2.3 PK anchor is designed to be implanted in the dense bone along the rim of the joint socket. Its small size and design reportedly provide strong fixation and allow a surgeon to use more than one to establish multiple attachment points, creating a uniform bumper and stabilizing the joint.

The BIORAPTOR 2.3 PK anchor comes with a delivery system that enables surgeons to place it through a portal, or percutaneously (through the skin).

“The new BIORAPTOR system allows me to precisely place the anchors exactly where I want them to be,” said Mr. Damian Griffin, a hip specialist and professor of Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Warwick in the UK. “Working through the portal, it can be difficult to place the anchor properly. With the ability to use a percutaneous approach, I can hit the rim at the precise angle I want.”

Gary M. Gartsman, M.D., a shoulder specialist at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston, said the BIORAPTOR 2.3 PK anchor is the “perfect size for capsular stabilization. It holds well, and I am able to insert it at the oblique angle that is often necessary in Bankart repairs.”

For more information: www.smith-nephew.com

Related Content

California Outpatient Surgery Center Purchases First Globus ExcelsiusGPS Robotic Navigation Platform
News | Procedure Navigation Systems | January 22, 2018
On Jan. 8, 2018, Robotics Outpatient Center, Los Angeles (ROC-LA), became the first outpatient surgery center in the...
Hospital for Special Surgery Invests in Sectra Orthopedic 3-D Planning Software
News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 18, 2018
January 18, 2018 – International medical imaging IT and cybersecurity company Sectra announces that Hospital for Spec
Minimally Invasive Treatment Provides Relief from Back Pain

Lumbar spine MRI showing disc herniation and nerve root at baseline and one month after treatment

News | Interventional Radiology | January 11, 2018
The majority of patients were pain free after receiving a new image-guided pulsed radiofrequency treatment for low back...
Hip Steroid Injections Associated with Bone Changes

58-year-old woman with left hip pain. X-ray from one month prior to the steroid/anesthetic injection demonstrates moderate joint space narrowing (arrows) and bony proliferation (arrowheads).

News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – Osteoarthritis patients who received a steroid injection in the hip had a significantly greater in
Weight Loss Through Exercise Alone Does Not Protect Knees
News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 11, 2018
January 11, 2018 – Obese people who lose a substantial amount of weight can significantly slow down the degeneration
Radiology Offers Clues in Cases of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Assault

Image of 21-year-old woman, who presented with a chronic nasal bone fracture and soft tissue swelling of the left lateral face. Review of electronic medical records revealed presentation to an outside hospital 9 months ago with oblique fracture of the right ring finger proximal phalanx, blowout fracture of the medial wall of the left orbit and similar soft tissue swelling of the left face. Traumatic findings separated in time suggest recurrent violence. Image courtesy of Elizabeth George, M.D.

News | Orthopedic Imaging | January 08, 2018
Radiologic signs of injury could help identify victims of intimate partner violence, according to a study presented at...
The Philips IQon Elite debuted at RSNA 2017 with features designed for emergency and trauma imaging. #RSNA2017, #RSNA17

The Philips IQon Elite debuted at RSNA 2017 with features designed for emergency and trauma care, as well as oncology. Image courtesy of Philips Healthcare

 

Feature | RSNA 2017 | December 21, 2017 | Greg Freiherr
The tenets of value-based medicine rippled across the exhibit floor like waves from a stone tossed in a pond.
CMS Announces Final Changes, Cancellations of Mandatory Bundled Payment Models
News | Orthopedic Imaging | December 21, 2017
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) last week finalized the cancellation of the mandatory hip...
Videos | RSNA 2017 | December 20, 2017
ITN and DAIC Editor Dave Fornell takes a tour of some of the most interesting new medical imaging technologies on the
Siemens Healthineers Introduces GOKnee3D MR Application
News | Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) | November 27, 2017
November 27, 2017 — At the 103rd Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America
Overlay Init