Pitch-Patch Open Technique

Tissue reinforcement for rotator cuff repair

The Pitch-Patch is an implantable device constructed from a knitted fabric with integral eyelets. It is reinforced around its perimeter and around each eyelet to increase the security of suture attachment. It is available in two sizes. It should not be cut to size. It is made from non-absorbable polyester. The device is supplied sterile.

Indications

The Pitch-Patch is a single use device intended to be used for reinforcement of the rotator cuff following or during repair by suture or suture anchors, where weakness exists in the soft tissue.

The Pitch-Patch is not intended to replace normal body structure or provide the full mechanical strength to support the rotator cuff. Sutures, used to repair the tear, and sutures or bone anchors, used to attach the tissue to the bone, provide mechanical strength for the repair. The Pitch-Patch reinforces the rotator cuff and provides a scaffold that is incorporated into the patient’s own tissue.

The Pitch-Patch is indicated for patients requiring reinforcement of the rotator cuff where either the tear cannot be completely repaired using normal methods and / or the quality of the soft tissue is poor.


Order codes

  • 102-1090XI Pitch-Patch 30 mm x 20 mm
  • 102-1091XI Pitch-Patch 35 mm x 25 mm

How does it work?

Pitch-Patch How it works
  • 1 Polyester patch sutured over repaired rotator cuff to create a reinforced construct
  • 2Lateral fixation secured with suture anchors or trans-osseous tunnels
  • 3Pitch-Patch sutured via multiple medial sutures directly to rotator cuff tissue
  • 4Reinforced suture holes resist suture cut-through
  • Polyester patch sutured over repaired rotator cuff to create a reinforced construct1
  • Lateral fixation secured with suture anchors or trans-osseous tunnels2
Pitch-Patch How it works
  • 3Pitch-Patch sutured via multiple medial sutures directly to rotator cuff tissue
  • 4Reinforced suture holes resist suture cut-through

Features and benefits

  • Use the Pitch-Patch for reinforcement of the rotator cuff following repair by sutures or suture anchors
  • Features a reinforced border and incorporates reinforced, prepared holes for the sutures, up to size #5
  • Pitch-Patch is designed to fit the anatomy
  • Pitch-Patch is available in two sizes to cover different tear sizes of the rotator cuff: 30 mm x 20 mm and 35 mm x 25 mm
  • Testing has shown a very high average strength of over 400 N and 550 N for the medium and larger patches respectively
  • Unlike biological tissue, the polyester material used for the Pitch-Patch does not cause any immunological reaction
  • Suitable for Arthroscopic or Open technique

Product Documents

  • » Pitch-Patch Instructions for Use
  • » Pitch-Patch Surgical Technique Manual
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Always refer to the Instructions for Use which contains detailed information and essential warnings and precautions