HEALIX TRANSTENDâ„¢ Implant System

Division: Sports Medicine
Category: Rotator Cuff

The all-new HEALIX TRANSTEND Implant System represents a revolutionary advancement in the treatment of partial thickness rotator cuff tears. This comprehensive percutaneous solution, featuring HEALIX TRANSTEND Anchors and the innovative PERCANNULA™ System, enables the reattachment of a partially torn rotator cuff while minimizing tendon trauma and maximizing procedural visualization.

The HEALIX TRANSTEND™ Anchor features:

Material choice: BIOCRYL® RAPIDE® Biocomposite Material, PEEK, TITANIUM (Ti)
Small diameter anchors to provide optimal strength while allowing for more tissue to bone contact
Cannulation to channel blood to the surface

Dual thread pattern to maximize pull-out strength by independently engaging both cortical and cancellous bone.

Preloaded with ORTHOCORD® High Strength Suture
55 lbs of tensile strength1

45% less stiff than Fiberwire1


The new and innovative PERCANNULA System is designed to enhance procedure efficiency and features:

4.0 mm Cannula
Small diameter cannula minimizes tendon trauma

Double dam aids in the prevention of fluid leakage

Innovative distal rib allows for the retraction of the rotator cuff, ultimately enhancing visualization during the procedure

Cannulated Obturator
Trocar-tipped obturator fits easily over the Guidewire and aids in cannula insertion through the rotator cuff

1.1 mm Guidewire
Sharp-tipped Guidewire easily penetrates tissue

Roughened surface allows for easier gripping in the wet surgical environment

3mm laser markings available for reference measurement




1Data on File
Reference: ORTHOCORD Value Brief #7799



Indications for Use

The TransTend Anchor is indicated for use in soft tissue to bone fixation in association with post-operative immobilization as follows:

  Indication BR PEEK Titanium
Shoulder Rotator Cuff X X X
  Partial Thickness Rotator Cuff X X X
  Biceps Tendonitis   X X
  Acromio-Clavicular Separation   X X
  Deltoid Repair   X X
Foot/Ankle Lateral Stabilization   X X
  Medial Stabilization   X X
  Mid-Foot Reconstruction   X X
  Hallux Valgus Repair   X X
  Metatarsal Ligament/Tendon Repairs   X X
Knee Medial Collateral Ligament Repair   X X
  Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair   X X
  Posterior Oblique Ligament Repair   X X
  Iliotibial Band Tenodesis   X X
Elbow Lateral Epicondylitis Repair   X X
Wrist Scapholunate Ligament Reconstruction   X X
Hip Capsular Repair   X X
  Acetabular Labral Repair   X X

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