May 26, 2020

Medacta Announces CE Marking for Multiple Sports Medicine Products and First Surgeries With MectaTap TI Anchor


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Medacta Announces CE Marking for Multiple Sports Medicine Products and First Surgeries Utilizing MectaTap TI Anchor and FastShuttle Suture Passer

CASTEL SAN PIETRO, 26 May 2020 - Medacta announced today the first surgeries utilizing its MectaTap TI Anchor and FastShuttle Suture Passer. Medacta's Sports Medicine business unit has also obtained CE marking for various devices for hip, knee and shoulder arthroscopy.

First Surgeries Utilizing MectaTap TI Anchor and FastShuttle Suture Passer
During the first two weeks in May, Wesley Cox, M.D., from the University of Arkansas Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, in Fayetteville, AR (USA) performed several rotator cuff surgeries using the Medacta MectaTap Ti Cuff Anchor for the first time worldwide. He also used the newly available FastShuttle Suture Passer for shuttling sutures through the rotator cuff. 'The surgery went perfectly,' said Dr. Cox. 'As expected, the anchor had phenomenal hold within the bone allowing very solid fixation, and the instruments couldn't have performed better for my patient. We will be using it in all our rotator cuff repairs moving forward.'

CE Marking for Multiple Sports Medicine Products
In recent weeks, Medacta's Sports Medicine business unit has also obtained CE marking for multiple devices:

- MectaFix Continuous Loop and Mectascrew B absorbable interference screw for ACL knee reconstructions

- PowerKnot High Strength Suture, a strong USP#2 suture with reliable knot tying features

- FastShuttle Suture Passer to facilitate passing and retrieving sutures in rotator cuff repairs

- FastShuttle Suture Passer cc for hip capsular closure

- MectaScope for hip and shoulder arthroscopy

Medacta's Sports Medicine product portfolio continues to grow, and many exciting products are expected to be launched in the coming months.

For more information on Medacta Sports Medicine please visit sportsmed.medacta.com.

Contact
Medacta International SA
Gianluca Olgiati
Senior Director Global Marketing
Phone: +41 91 696 60 60
media@medacta.ch

About Medacta
Medacta is an international company specialized in the design and production of innovative orthopaedic products and the development of accompanying surgical techniques for joint replacement, spine surgery, and sports medicine. Established in 1999 in Switzerland, Medacta's products and surgical techniques are characterized by innovation. Medacta is a pioneer in developing new offerings on the basis of minimally invasive surgical techniques, in particular its Anterior Minimally Invasive Surgery (AMIS) technique for hip replacements. Medacta has leveraged its orthopaedic expertise and comprehensive understanding of the human body to develop the sophisticated MySolutions technology, which offers surgeons highly personalized pre-operative planning and implant placement methodologies by creating advanced personalized kinematic models and 3D planning tools for use in hip, knee, shoulder and spine procedures.

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