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.