The AbsorbaTack™ fixation device, designed for patient comfort, surgeon confidence, and peace of mind, provides strong, temporary mesh fixation while leaving no foreign material in the body over time. It requires no sharp piloting needle to deploy, eliminating the risk of inadvertent needle sticks in the OR due to the fixation device.
The NEW AbsorbaTack™ (ABSTACK30X) fixation device for laparoscopic hernia repair continues to deploy tacks when the shaft is flexed over 3 cm. A short version (ABSTACK20S) is available for open hernia repair.
|Order Code||Description||Unit of Measure||Quantity|
|ABSTACK30X||5 mm Single Use Abs Fix Device w/ 30 tacks||Box||6|
|ABSTACK15||5 mm Single Use Abs Fix Device w/ 15 tacks||Box||6|
|ABSTACK30||5 mm Single Use Abs Fix Device w/ 30 tacks||Box||6|
|ABSTACK20S||5 mm Single Use Abs Fix Device w/ 20 tacks, Short||Box||6|
|Method of Tack Delivery||Spiral. 5 mm shaft and easy-to-use design. Controlled placement of tacks through point-and-shoot design.|
|Handle||Ergonomic pistol-grip handle. Ratcheted mechanism provides tactile feedback during firing.|
|Shaft Length||36 cm (long shaft) 18 cm (short shaft)|
|Tack Material||Absorbable polyester copolymer derived from lactic acid and glycolic acid poly (glycolide-co-Llactide) (PGLA). Dyed with D&C Violet No. 2.|
|Tack Design||Screw-in tack requires no piloting sharps to place; smooth head with proximal wings sits flush against mesh.|
|Tack Dimensions||5.1 mm (total length) 4.1 mm (inserted length) 1.0 mm (profile) 5.1 mm (proximal wings provide surface area to hold mesh in place)|
|Tack Removal||Tack can be unscrewed if necessary.|
1. Covidien Internal Test Report: ABX-003, August 2012.
2. Rosen, M., et al. Post-Operative Pain After Laparoscopic Inguinal Hernia Repair: AbsorbaTack™ vs. ProTack™ Interim Results From a Prospective Randomized Study. 32nd International Congress of the European Hernia Society, October 7, 2010, Istanbul. Study sponsored by Covidien.
3. Hollinsky, C., et al. Tensile strength and adhesion of mesh fixation systems used in laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jun;24(6):1318-24. Epub 2009 Dec 24.
Data from a prospective study (Hollinsky et al, 2009) of 25 Sprague-Dawley rats with two 2 x 3cm of Parietex™ meshes fixed intraperitoneally in a paramedian location. Randomized fixation groups included transfacial fixed suture, ProTack™ fixation device, AbsorbaTack™ fixation device, and I-Clip™.
Based on an animal model. Total attachment score was calculated by adding up points from the parameters of attachment extent, type, tenacity, and organ involvement. The authors note “With regard to the adhesions caused by the various fixation elements, we again draw attention to the fact that animal experiments have their natural limitations, and the results cannot be directly extrapolated to the human setting.” (Hollinsky et al, 2009).