DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine now offers DYNACORD Suture in select European markets for procedures such as soft tissue approximation in rotator cuff repair.
DYNACORD is now available in select markets in the U.S., Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The suture is offered in conjunction with HEALIX ADVANCE Anchors, as well as in free-strand form with and without needles.
DYNACORD is designed to shorten when compression is lost, minimizing gap formation. In rotator cuff repair, the suture offers high initial fixation strength, contact area and contact pressure at the tendon/bone interface, minimal gap formation and sustained mechanical stability.
DYNACORD comprises two outer sheaths of braided fibers and a core of silicone and salt. When used in a repair, the salt particles within the silicone core dissolve, leaving behind a porous structure. These small voids then fill with surrounding fluid as the core hydrates, causing the braided sheath to expand outward and the suture to shorten in length if there is a loss in tension, thus reducing laxity and helping to maintain footprint compression.
“The European launch of DYNACORD Suture demonstrates our ongoing commitment to introducing innovative solutions for sports medicine surgeons to help make continued advancements in the field of soft tissue repair,” said Wulf Radermacher, European Lead for DePuy Synthes Mitek Sports Medicine. “Our core objective is to continue to create innovative soft tissue repair solutions designed to equip orthopaedic surgeons with trusted and versatile choices to help them improve patient care.”