Biomechanical Testing of Suture-Based Meniscal Repair Devices Containing Ultrahigh-Molecular-Weight Polyethylene Suture: Update 2011

Arthroscopy, 05/31/2012

The biomechanical properties of meniscal repairs using the OmniSpan, Cinch, Sequent, and FasT–Fix 360 devices are equivalent to suture repair techniques. However, the MarXmen/MaxFire meniscal repair device showed significantly lower failure loads and survived less cyclic loading in the human cadaveric meniscus than other tested repairs.

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