Artelon announced today that it launched its Flexband Solo and ATL anchoring systems for ankle ligament reconstruction procedures.
Marietta, Ga.-based Artelon’s two new products utilize the company’s Dynamic Matrix technology, which is a proprietary polymeric bio-textile, according to a news release.
Dynamic Matrix is designed to mimic the natural mechanical and biological properties of healing ligament tissue and has been proven capable of protecting the surgical repair during early healing, quickly restore the mechanics of motion and support the development of regenerating ligament tissue before it dissolves over five or six years.
Flexband Solo is designed to augment ankle ligament repairs with Dynamic Matrix through a procedure that provides what the company touts as twice the strength of a conventional Brostrom repair, with anatomic strength restored and natural elasticity and joint motion preserved.
Artelon’s ATL suture anchors are designed to improve the primary soft tissue repair that is a component of ankle stabilization procedures, with its design made specifically for the unique challenges and anatomy of ankle instability.
“Artelon’s new systems represent the first holistic technology approach to ankle stabilization that mitigates use of multiple overlapping point solutions previously required to repair complex cases,” Artelon CEO Aaron Smith said in the release. “We are focused on bringing value to patients and healthcare providers through a clinician-friendly platform that simplifies repair while facilitating optimal restoration of stability and motion.
“Our goal is to permit faster recovery and improved long-term results for patients who suffer from chronic ankle instability.”