Limited Launch of KATOR Suture Anchor

By Julie A. Vetalice

KATOR commenced limited launch of its KATOR Suture Anchor System and has completed the first surgical case.

The first case was an Achilles tendon reattachment procedure using two PEEK-based KATOR suture anchors with four strands of 2mm-wide high strength suture tape, in conjunction with a transosseous suture routing technique. The repair construct left no anchors under the tendon to impede healing and no suture knots to irritate soft tissue.

KATOR is designed to support rotator cuff repair and Achilles tendon reattachment with use of fewer suture anchors, preserving more bone, increasing the "footprint" area and increasing the blood flow available for tendon healing. The product has received two FDA 510(k) clearances since 4Q15.

KATOR is a medical device company incubated and operated by Surgical Frontiers.