Division: Sports Medicine
Category: Rotator Cuff

DYNACORD™ Suture's innovative technology has been designed to maintain a more stable healing environment as compared to static sutures currently on the market.

DYNACORD™ Suture's ability to expand radially and contract axially allows the suture to mitigate negative aspects of a repair such as suture laxity, creep, knot slippage or the potential impact of patient non-compliance.

DYNACORD™ Suture is able to maintain the tissue to bone approximation force set on a repair, thus minimizing gap formation.

Indications for Use

Standalone Dynacord Suture Indications:
General soft tissue approximation, and/or ligation, in orthopedic procedures, including use with allograft tissue.


Healix Advance Anchors with Dynacord Suture Indications:
Soft tissue to bone fixation in association with post-operative immobilization as follows:

  • Shoulder: Rotator Cuff Repair, Bankart Repair, SLAP Lesion Repair, Biceps Tenodesis, Acromio-Clavicular Separation Repair, Deltoid Repair, Capsular Shift or Capsulolabral Reconstruction;
  • Foot/Ankle: Lateral Stabilization, Medial Stabilization, Achilles Tendon Repair;
  • Knee: Medial Collateral Ligament Repair, Lateral Collateral Ligament Repair, Posterior Oblique Ligament Repair, Iliotibial Band Tenodesis;
  • Elbow: Biceps Tendon Reattachment, Ulnar or Radial Collateral Ligament Reconstruction;
  • Hip: Capsular Repair, Acetabular Labral Repair. (English only)

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Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
DYNACORD is a High strength orthopedic suture Minimizes suture laxity in soft tissue repair procedures. Preserving consistent tissue approximation while improving footprint compression during the healing period
Suture is uniquely designed to shorten when compression is lost Minimizes micro-motion and reduces gap formation
DYNACORDS Design and Material Elements
  • Does not over-strangulate the soft tissue1,3
  • Consists of a safe material for tissue repair2
  • Improves soft tissue approximation to bone compared to competitor sutures3
  • Provides better knot security than competitor sutures4
  • Exhibits less abrasiveness than competitor sutures5



  1. Following Implantation in the Infraspinatus Tendon of Sheep – 5 Days and 6 Weeks. GLP Report#: 17T-46632-02. December 2017.
  2. DePuy Synthes. A GLP Study to Assess Whether Silicone Debris Migrates to the Lymphatic System. Study #: 103313937. January 2018.
  3. DePuy Synthes. DYNACORD Approximation Force Design Verification Report. Study #:103394861. August 2017
  4. DePuy Synthes. Results of Knot Security Evidence Generation Study. Study Notebook 2017-14; page 20 -22.
  5. DePuy Synthes. Results of Tissue Abrasiveness Evidence Generation Study. Study Notebook 2017-14; page 23-25.
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