Division: Sports Medicine
Category: Rotator Cuff

Ideal for both arthroscopic and open repairs, the PANALOK® Anchors offers a strong, absorbable anchor.

Constructed of the highest quality PLLA (polylactic acid), biocompatible PANALOK Anchors absorb slowly and safely leaving no permanent foreign material presence.  

Indications for Use

The PANALOK® 3.5mm Absorbable Anchor System is indicated for use in soft tissue to bone fixation in association with adequate post-operative immobilization as follows:



  • Open Procedures
    • Bankart repair
    • SLAP lesion repair
    • Rotator cuff repair
      • Capsule shift/capsulo-labral reconstruction, at the anterior glenoid rim site
      • Capsule shift/capsulo-labral reconstruction at the lesser tuberosity of the humerus
    • Biceps tenodesis
    • Acromio-clavicular separation
  • Arthroscopic Procedures
    • Bankart repair
    • SLAP lesion repair
    • Rotator cuff repair 
    • Capsule shift repair (glenoid rim)



  • Biceps tendon reattachment



  • Achilles tendon repair/reconstruction
  • Lateral stabilization
  • Medial stabilization at the medial talus site3



  • Medial collateral ligament repair
  • Lateral collateral ligament repair
  • Joint capsule closure to anterior proximal tibia
  • Posterior oblique ligament or joint capsule to tibia repair
  • Extra capsular reconstruction/ITB tenodesis
  • Patellar ligament and tendon avulsion repairs

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Strength Retains long-lasting strength throughout the healing process.
Suture Options Offered in PANACRYL & ETHIBOND which gives surgeons the flexibility to choose the best suture for each patient presentation.
PLLA Fully absorbable

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.