Cayenne Medical introduces new Quattro shoulder repair system

10 July 2012 (Last Updated July 10th, 2012 18:30)

Cayenne Medical, a sports medicine device company, has introduced the new Quattro Shoulder System for rotator cuff and labral repair.

Cayenne Medical, a sports medicine device company, has introduced the new Quattro Shoulder System for rotator cuff and labral repair.

"Quattro Link technology, with its cleat design, enables surgeon-controlled tensioning of each suture strand and maintains proper tension throughout anchor deployment."

The system includes the pre-loaded Quattro X suture anchor for rotator cuff repair and Quattro GL suture anchor for labral repair, as well as Quattro suture passer and tailored instrumentation for anchor implantation.

Quattro X suture anchor features a tapered thread design and is preloaded with two strands of #2 force fibre high strength suture for optimal bone purchase, while the Quattro GL suture anchor features an eyelet design for simplified suture management.

James Dreese, University of Maryland Medical Center spokesperson, said: "My experience with the GL suture anchor, especially, has proven superior ease of use in labral repair with improved control in suture sliding and anchor deployment."

David Springer, CEO of Cayenne Medical, said the Quattro system utilises the company Quattro Link Knotless Anchor soft tissue repair technology for the knee, to provide high quality patient outcomes.

"Cayenne Medical has seen great clinical success with the Quattro Shoulder System since its limited market release earlier this year, and we are excited to now expand availability worldwide," Springer added.

Quattro Link technology, with its cleat design, enables surgeon-controlled tensioning of each suture strand and maintains proper tension throughout anchor deployment, according to the company.

Kenneth D. Montgomery, Tri-County Orthopedics spokesperson, said the ability to manually set tension and reverse tension, if needed, enables an anatomic repair through a simplified procedure.

"The new link anchor easily accepts multiple suture strands, which I have found especially useful in cases with complex tears or limited bone for anchor implantation," Montgomery added.