Surgeon confidence. Peace of mind.

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.


Product design

  • Leaves no foreign material behind over time†,3
  • No metal required for fixation
  • Supports a minimally invasive approach through 5 mm shaft and ergonomic design

Fixation strength

  • Provides strong temporary mesh fixation, with retention strength comparable to the 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=])

Patient safety

  • 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 study‡,4
  • Violet tack with black-dot visualization feature
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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  • †Bench test results may not necessarily be indicative of clinical performance.

  • ‡Animal data is not necessarily indicative of human clinical outcomes.