Patient comfort. Surgeon confidence. Peace of mind.
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.
See the Device In Action
Watch a video about the new AbsorbaTack™ fixation device.
Supports a minimally invasive approach through 5 mm shaft and easy-to-use design
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., 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, 2010) of 25 Sprague-Dawley rats with two 2 x 3 cm 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".],[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 visceral attachments than permanent tack fixation1
Violet tack with black-dot visualization feature to optimize visibility