Patient comfort. Surgeon confidence. Peace of mind.

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.([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 E, Ozlem N, Kucuk O. Prospective randomized trial of mesh fixation with absorbable versus nonabsorbable tacker in laparoscopic ventral incisional hernia repair. Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015;8(11):21611-21616.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Mercoli H, Tzedakis S, D'Urso A, et al. Postoperative complications as an independent risk factor for recurrence after laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: a prospective study of 417 patients with long-term follow-up. Surg Endosc. 2017; 31:1469-1477.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Tanoue K, Okino H, Kanazawa M. Single-incision laparoscopic transabdominal preperitoneal mesh hernioplasty: results in 182 Japanese patients. Hernia. 2016. 20:797–803.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Bansal V, Asuri K, Panaiyadiyan S, et al. Comparison of Absorbable Versus Nonabsorbable Tackers in Terms of Long-term Outcomes, Chronic Pain, and Quality of Life After Laparoscopic Incisional Hernia Repair: A Randomized Study. Surg Laparosc Endosc Percutan Tech. 2016: 26:476–483.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=]),([FOOTNOTE=Gitelis M, Patel L, Deasis F. Laparoscopic Totally Extraperiteoneal Groin Hernia Repair and Quality of Life at 2-Year Follow-Up. J Am Coll Surg. 2016; 223:153-161.],[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.


Designed with patient comfort in mind

  • Leaves no foreign material behind over time7
  • No metal required for fixation
  • Supports a minimally invasive approach through 5 mm shaft and easy-to-use design

Fixation strength

  • Provides strong temporary mesh fixation, with retention strength comparable to the “gold standard” ProTack™ fixation device at 1 week and 2 months in an animal model([FOOTNOTE=Hollinsky, C., Kolbe, T., Walter, I. et al. Tensile strength and adhesion formation of mesh fixation systems used in laparoscopic incisional hernia repair. Surg Endosc. 2010 Jun;24(6):1318-1324.],[ANCHOR=],[LINK=])

Peace of mind

  • Reduces the likelihood of inadvertent needle sticks in the OR, since no sharp piloting needles are required for deployment
  • Potentially fewer adhesions than permanent tack fixation based on a preclinical study8
  • Violet tack with black-dot visualization feature to optimize visibility

Order Information

Order Information
Order Code Description Unit of Measure Quantity
ABSTACK30X AbsorbaTack™ Fixation Device, 5 mm, single use,  30 tacks Box 6
ABSTACK15 AbsorbaTack™ Fixation Device, 5 mm, single use, 15 tacks Box 6
ABSTACK30 AbsorbaTack™ Fixation Device, 5 mm, single use, 30 tacks Box 6
ABSTACK20S AbsorbaTack™ Fixation Device, 5 mm, single use, 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.
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