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.
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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- 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 Unpublished raw data.
- 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