Orthopedic and Robotic Surgery Solutions
ATEX Technologies understands the vital role that conformable textile components can play in diverse surgical applications. Our orthopedic and robotic surgery solutions combine high-quality materials and innovative textile engineering to provide medical device manufacturers with unique, high-strength, precise components that are tailored to meet the diverse needs of orthopedic surgeons, device assemblers, and medical professionals across the globe
High Strength Braided Suture and Tapes:
Braided Sutures and Tapes are some of the most critical products used in orthopedics and device assembly. Braided Sutures and Tapes can be made from either monofilament or multifilament polymer yarns such as ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) or polyester (PET). The choice of which braided suture or tape should be used is highly dependent upon the clinical application and surgery type.
Cables and Tethers:
Similar to sutures, and braids, orthopedic cables and tethers are complex braided yarns that are used for applications that require significant strength or load bearing capability. Often used to stabilize structures and add strength to damaged tissue after a major orthopedic repair as seen in an allograft placement, tendon and ligament repair, joint replacement, and fracture repair.
Surgical Meshes and Patches:
Surgical mesh is typically a flat, open construction textile often used to reinforce bone or tissue and can play a role in promoting healing by allowing for cellular in-growth. Surgical meshes can be knits or weaves, the choice of which is dependent on the application and the particular performance and physical features required.
Artificial Tendons, ligaments and Biomimics:
Woven polymers can be excellent tools to create an artificial tendon or other connective tissue replacement or repair, allowing for both strength and flexibility. Since ligaments are bands of durable and resilient flexible fibrous tissue, textiles lend themselves nicely to taking their place when they are damaged or torn.
Soft Tissue Fixation
In the sports medicine market soft tissue fixation products are often used in the repair and reconstruction of soft tissue injuries in the shoulders, knees, hips, and extremities. Soft tissue repair devices often include the use of high strength braided sutures and anchors to reattach soft tissue to bone.