Does the AbsorbaTack™ fixation device require a sharp piloting needle to place the tack?
No. The screw-in design of the tack requires no piloting sharps.
Is the AbsorbaTack™ fixation device specifically designed for both open and minimally invasive procedures?
Yes. The AbsorbaTack™ fixation device is available in 15 and 30 tack long versions ideal for minimally invasive applications as well as a 20 tack version with a 20 cm short shaft that provides access to open surgeries.
How long does it take for the AbsorbaTack™ fixation device to be absorbed by hydrolysis?
The absorption profile of poly (glycolide-co-L-lactide), commonly known as PGLA, in the first two weeks after initial implantation is minimal; a significant absorption rate is seen in the period from 3 to 5 months. Following this significant breakdown, the polymer absorption is essentially completed prior to one year.
From what material is the AbsorbaTack™ fixation device tack made?
The tack is made of the copolymer poly (glycolide-co-L-lactide), commonly known as PGLA. This copolymer degrades and is absorbed by hydrolysis to glycolic acid and lactic acid which are then metabolized by the body.
What size access device is required for minimally invasive use of the AbsorbaTack™ fixation device?
The AbsorbaTack™ fixation device may be inserted through a 5 mm or larger (with the use of a converter) cannula for use in minimally invasive procedures.