Division: Knee Reconstruction
Category: Meniscal Repair
The OMNISPAN™ Meniscal Repair System is designed to provide optimized all-inside meniscal repairs. The system consists of a low profile needle, pre-loaded with two PEEK backstops and ORTHOCORD® High Strength Orthopaedic Suture, which are delivered using the OMNISPAN System applier. The OMNISPAN Meniscal Repair System is the only all-inside system that contains partially absorbable suture and does not leave a hard body or knot on the surface of the meniscus.
The OMNISPAN System is intended for use in the arthroscopic fixation of soft tissue procedures such as meniscal repair.
|The system provides a mattress stitch repair, which is comparable to a gold standard inside out stitch. There are no nard bodies or knots on the meniscal surface.||OMNISPAN repairs leave no hard bodies making contact with the femoral chondyles. Even the knot has been moved to the backside of the meniscus, leaving a low profile double span of #2/0 ORTHOCORD Suture.|
|Excellent Strength¹||Testing has shown OMNISPAN provides outstanding strength compared to competitive all-inside devices. Single pull to failure testing1 in porcine menisci resulted in over 177 N of strength, while cyclic testing1 in porcine menisci resulted in 204 N of strength.|
|Less Mass Postoperatively||While providing an excellent strength profile, #2/0 ORTHOCORD Suture is composed of 55% PDS® Suture* and 45% High Molecular Weight Polyethylene. As a result, the suture’s PDS Component is resorbable and will result in less suture mass on the surface of the meniscus over time.|
The active deployment provided by the OMNISPAN System applier
allows you decide when and where the backstops are ultimately deployed behind the meniscus – no plunging and relying on friction.¹
|Needles are offered in Straight, 12 degree and 27 degree angles.||Three needle types enable access to different areas of the meniscus.|
|Supporting instrumentation||A reusable suture cutter and probe are available.|
* PDS® is a trademark of Ethicon, Inc.
¹A. Barber, Arthroscopy, September 2009, and data on file at DePuy Mitek
2Biomechanical Comparison of the OMNISPAN Meniscal Repair System and Ultra FasT-Fix™
|OMNISPAN Meniscal Repair Technique PN 901086.pdf||Omnispan vs Fastfix white paper - cartilage pressure 901150_a.pdf|
|CHIA Outside-In Surgical Technique PN 901088.pdf||OMNISPAN Biomechanical testing Whitepaper 901096.pdf|
|OMNISPAN Utilizing CHIA Surgical Technique PN 901087.pdf||Omnispan_Value_Brief PN 901158.pdf|