Stryker recently announced today the launch of its new reusable suture passing technology for use in rotator cuff repair, Cobra. This first-of-its-kind technology leverages novel needle manufacturing and an innovative jaw design to produce the first reusable needle technology.
Compared to other suture passers on the market, Cobra offers improved needle stiffness to address issues associated with intraoperative misfires and distal tip needle breakages. In addition, the value-based robust needle technology offers customers a more cost-effective solution.
“We are excited about the launch of the Cobra technology because it provides a unique opportunity for us to significantly increase clinical performance from the current standard of care, while also reducing cost to customers,” says Matt Moreau, Stryker’s Sports Medicine Vice President and General Manager. “We recognize that our customers will continue to be under tremendous pressure to increase quality while also reducing cost. Launching the Cobra passer will allow Stryker to better partner with our customers and align with their financial objectives while also improving patient safety.”