Biomet Sports Medicine has launched the latest product offering in the JuggerKnot Soft Anchor family of all-suture implants.
JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor, which may be used for labral repair surgery in the shoulder, is the first all-suture, knotless device on the market.
The company said that knotless anchor technology allows surgeons to secure soft tissue without the use of surgical knots, represents a large and growing segment of the sports medicine shoulder market.
By combining all-suture and knotless technologies, the company is creating a new market segment, similar to its previous launch of the JuggerKnot Soft Anchor Device.
Biomet Sports Medicine vice-president and general manager Dean Trippiedi said: "The JuggerKnotless builds on this tradition by bringing together Biomet Sports Medicine's all-suture and adjustable loop technologies to provide surgeons with the unique ability to control the tension of the soft tissue repair.
"This product is a representation of our continued focus on providing valuable product innovation that supports surgeons and the patients they serve."
JuggerKnotless Soft Anchor features the benefits of all-suture anchor technology, reducing the use of a hard implant that can fracture and cause loose bodies in the joint.
It also features a small, 2.1mm drill hole that preserves bone and allows more freedom in anchor placement, as well as a unique technology that offers the surgeon with the ability to control the tension of the construct without tying a surgical knot.