FDA Approval for Soft Tissue Anchor Device

Published date : 01 May 2013
Article date : 08 May 2013

Orthopaedics Today reports that MedShape has received FDA approval for its Eclipse Soft Tissue Anchor. The device is designed to attach a tendon, ligament or soft tissue to bone. 

According to the manufacturer's press release, the Eclipse provides a non-rotational insertion method for improved fixation strength in comparison to traditional screws and other devices. The design allows the anchor to be compressed into a compact, temporary form to allow easy insertion into a surgical area and later expand for a fixation procedure. 

The Eclipse incorporates an open tip in the sheath for a suture to be fed through the implant. Its non-tapered shape provides more soft tissue compression across bone.  The device is available in diameters 4-mm through 9-mm and 10-mm through 20-mm in length for use in a variety of soft tissue repair procedures in the shoulder, knee, hand/wrist and foot/ankle. 

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