Tendon Anchor System™

The Tendon Anchor System (T.A.S.) is a toothed, titanium anchor designed for soft tissue reattachment to bone. The sutureless design simplifies soft tissue reattachment and allows for increased pull-out strength.1

  • No suture required, eliminating the tendon-suture interface, the most common failure mode in soft tissue attachment.
  • Simple placement and fixation technique with no pre-drilling required, reducing OR time.
  • Provides greater surface area coverage resulting in 3 times greater pull-out strength vs standard suture anchors.
  • Low-profile (1mm) anchors reduce soft tissue irritation.
  • No tendon detachment required for implantation or removal.
  • Blunt teeth prevent over-compression allowing for microcirculatory blood flow crucial to the healing process.

1-Hole Anchor

The 1-Hole 10mm anchor is ideal for a variety of tendon attachment procedures, with the Kidner procedure being the most common. The anchor measures 10mm x 9.5mm and is secured by one 3.0 x 15mm or 3.0 x 20mm cancellous bone screw. The anchor is preloaded in a cannulated holder that facilitates anchor placement and allows for easy screw insertion.

The sterile packaged 1-Hole Tendon Anchor System includes:

(1) 10mm Anchor
(1) Holder
(1) T-7 Driver
(1) 3.0 x 15mm self-drilling screw
(1) 3.0 x 20mm self-drilling screw

2-Hole Anchor

The 2-Hole 26mm anchor is ideal for Achilles attachment. The anchor measures 26mm x 10mm and is secured by two 3.0 x 15mm or 3.0 x 20mm cancellous bone screws. The system includes an olive k-wire for temporary fixation.

The sterile packaged 2-Hole Tendon Anchor System includes:

(1) 26mm Anchor
(1) Olive k-wire
(1) T-7 Driver
(2) 3.0 x 15mm self-drilling screw
(2) 3.0 x 20mm self-drilling screw

Related Videos

Surgical demonstration of the 1-Hole Anchor during a Kidner procedure
Surgical demonstration of the 2-Hole Anchor during a Haglunds procedure
Animated Surgical Technique for the 1-Hole and 2-Hole Anchors

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  1. Jill S. Kawalec-Carroll, PhD. Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. (2014). Evaluation of a New Device for the Reattachment of the Achilles Tendon. Unpublished raw data.
  2. Mode of failure for rotator cu  repair with suture anchors identifi ed at revision surgery. Cummins, Craig A. et al. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery , Volume 12 , Issue 2 , 128 – 133

† Based on surgeon feedback