PatellarTape System™

For Patellar Tendon Reconstruction

The PatellarTape System comprises a wide, open weave Poly-Tape implant (30 mm x 800 mm) with associated disposable instrumentation to repair a ruptured patellar tendon, without the need to harvest autogenous tissue.

Indications

The use of the 30 mm x 800 mm Poly-Tape for patellar tendon reconstruction is particularly recommended in the following types of cases:

  • Where the diagnosis of rupture is delayed
  • Where prolonged immobilization would be undesirable
  • Patients who have a total knee arthroplasty in situ
  • Where a previous patellectomy has been performed
  • Complex patellar fractures

PatellarTape System, includes:

Poly-Tape, 30 mm x 800 mm (supplied sterile)

Packaged with the following disposables:

Malleable Probe with eye, stainless steel, 20 cm (supplied sterile)

Rigid Probe with eye, stainless steel, 20 cm (supplied sterile)

Drill Bit, plain shank to fit Jacobs Chuck, 4.5 mm diameter (supplied sterile)

Optional Implant (dependent on method of fixation chosen by the user):
Fastlok™, 8 mm x 23 mm (supplied sterile)

Fastlok Instruments:
Impactor Assembly (non-sterile)

Sliding Hammer (non-sterile)


Order codes

  • 102-1062 PatellarTape System
  • 102-1381 Fastlok™, 8 mm x 23 mm (supplied sterile)
  • 202-1137 Impactor Assembly (non-sterile)
  • 202-1118 Sliding Hammer (non-sterile)

How does it work?

patellar tape system
  • 1The Poly-Tape is passed transversely through the distal quadriceps tendon at its patellar insertion
  • 2The Poly-Tape is crossed over itself and the medial end is passed through the bone tunnel
  • 3Both ends are secured to the lateral tibial metaphysis by knotting the free ends of the Poly-Tape. Alternatively, two bone staples can be used under the cover of the tibialis anterior muscle
  • 4A 4.5 mm hole is drilled from the lateral side
  • The Poly-Tape is passed transversely through the distal quadriceps tendon at its patellar insertion1
  • The Poly-Tape is crossed over itself and the medial end is passed through the bone tunnel2
patellar tape system
  • 3Both ends are secured to the lateral tibial metaphysis by knotting the free ends of the Poly-Tape. Alternatively, two bone staples can be used under the cover of the tibialis anterior muscle
  • 4A 4.5 mm hole is drilled from the lateral side

Features and benefits

  • Provides excellent intrinsic strength and allows early mobilization
  • Use of metalwork and wire cerclage is unnecessary, avoiding the associated high complication rate and problems of secondary removal
  • None of the risks or availability problems of allograft
  • No donor site morbidity as encountered with autograft
  • Open weave structure of Poly-Tape acts as a scaffold for tissue ingrowth
  • Simple technique with a low complication rate

Product Documents

  • » Extensor Mechanism Instructions for Use
  • » Extensor Mechanism Surgical Technique Manual
  • » PatellarTape System Rehabilitation Programme
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