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Smith+Nephew launches HEALICOIL™ KNOTLESS Suture Anchor; redefines healing potential for rotator cuff repair

9 September 2020

Smith+Nephew (LSE:SN, NYSE:SNN), the global medical technology business, announces the launch of the HEALICOIL KNOTLESS Suture Anchor, expanding its revolutionary line of Advanced Healing Solutions for rotator cuff repair. This portfolio includes the innovative REGENETENBioinductive Implant and novel REGENESORB Material.

The unique open architecture design of the HEALICOIL KNOTLESS Suture Anchor coupled with REGENESORB Material is designed to facilitate a jump start in bone healing and formation.

With the most open architecture design among leading competitors1* and with less foreign material entering the body1, the repair site can be accessed by bone marrow and associated stem cells leading to healing and better bone ingrowth.2,3

The advanced biocomposite REGENESORB Material encourages the implant to be absorbed and replaced by bone within 24 months.4-6

“The real advantage of the [HEALICOIL] open architecture is that the marrow elements from the bone can reach the bone-tendon interface to promote healing where it is most needed” commented Ian Lo, MD FRCS(C), Assistant Professor, University of Calgary. “We have seen that the anchor leads to more robust healing of the tendon to the bone.”

Smith+Nephew’s Advanced Healing Solutions for rotator cuff repair is a suite of disruptive technologies that together create an environment designed to enhance the body’s biological response to healing.7-11

“We are fully committed to providing our customers with world-class, comprehensive procedural solutions that help not just fix their patients but truly heal them so they can get back to living life unlimited as quickly as possible,” said Scott Schaffner, General Manager and Senior Vice President, Sports Medicine, Smith+Nephew. “The launch of HEALICOIL KNOTLESS as part of our Advanced Healing Solutions portfolio is further reinforcement of our commitment to redefine the body’s healing potential.”


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References

1.     Clark TR, Guerrero EM, Song A, O'Brien MJ, Savoie FH. Do vented suture anchors make a difference in rotator cuff healing. Ann Sports Med Res. 2016;3:1068.

2.     Vonhoegen J, John D, Hägermann C. Osteoconductive resorption characteristics of a novel biocomposite suture anchor material in rotator cuff repair. Orthop Traumatol Surg Res. 2019;14(1):12.

3.     Smith + Nephew 2010. Micro-CT and histological evaluation of specimens from resorbable screw study (RS-II / OM1-08) 24-month post-implantation. Internal Report WRP-TE045-700-08.

4.     Smith + Nephew 2016. HEALICOIL REGENESORB Suture Anchor – a study to assess implant replacement by bone over a 2 year period. NCS248.

5.     Bokor DJ, Sonnabend D, Deady L, et al. Evidence of healing of partial-thickness rotator cuff tears following arthroscopic augmentation with a collagen implant: a 2-year MRI follow-up. Muscles, ligaments and tendons journal. 2016;6(1):16-25.

6.     Schlegel TF, Abrams JS, Bushnell BD, Brock JL, Ho CP. Radiologic and clinical evaluation of a bioabsorbable collagen implant to treat partial-thickness tears: a prospective multicenter study. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 27(2):242-251.

7.     Van Kampen C, Arnoczky S, Parks P, et al. Tissue-engineered augmentation of a rotator cuff tendon using a reconstituted collagen scaffold: a histological evaluation in sheep. Muscles Ligaments Tendons J. 2013;3(3):229-235.

8.     Arnoczky SP, Bishai SK, Schofield B, et al. Histologic Evaluation of Biopsy Specimens Obtained After Rotator Cuff Repair Augmented With a Highly Porous Collagen Implant. Arthroscopy. 2017;33(2):278-283

9.     McElvany MD, McGoldrick E, Gee AO, Neradilek MB, Matsen FA, 3rd. Rotator cuff repair: published evidence on factors associated with repair integrity and clinical outcome. Am J Sports Med. 2015;43(2):491-500.
 

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