The AbsorbaTack™ fixation device provides strong, temporary mesh fixation while leaving no foreign material in the body over time.†,([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal report #TD1025, Mechanical evaluation of AbsorbaTack™, ProTack™, and SECURESTRAP™* in shear mode using foam media. January 2012.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Colak et al. Comparison of fixed mesh and unfixed plica mesh methods in laparoscopic total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2021;14(1):503-511.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Based on internal report # RE00003170-2, ReliaTack™ Phase II In-vitro Mass Loss. July 2016.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]) It requires no sharp piloting needle to deploy, eliminating the risk of inadvertent needle sticks in the OR due to the fixation device.
The 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.