SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Cayenne
Medical, Inc., a private sports medicine device company, announces
the launch of CrossFix® II Meniscal Repair System, its second
generation device for treatment of traumatic meniscal tears.
CrossFix® II will be on display at the 2011 American
Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, July 7-10
in San Diego, CA.
Tal David, MD, orthopedic sports medicine specialist, San Diego,
CA, commented, “The design enhancements for CrossFix II serve to
improve the integrity and strength of the meniscal repair, which I
expect to have a positive impact on patient outcomes. The fast,
simple and easily reproducible repair technique adds to the
efficiency of the procedure in the operating room.”
The CrossFix® II platform offers a unique minimally
invasive, all-suture meniscal repair that reduces the risk of
chondral injury associated with other implantable meniscal devices.
Its “all-inside” technique uses suture delivery needles,
available in both curved and straight designs, inserted through a
single incision to gain access to multiple tear sites from the
inside surface of the meniscus. The simple procedure, which can be
performed in minutes using the Company’s proprietary instantaneous
mattress stitch and pre-tied, sliding Hot Knot™, replicates
the repair of standard open suturing techniques.
The enhanced CrossFix® II now includes sharper, stiffer
suture delivery needles, which have inspired a simpler technique
for needle insertion into the joint space and the meniscus.
CrossFix® II also features an improvement in suture strength
resulting in a high strength biomechanical repair.
David Springer, CEO of Cayenne Medical, said, “Evolving our
already best-in-class meniscal repair technology to further enhance
performance and cater to specific surgeon needs represents Cayenne
Medical’s commitment to providing innovative solutions for