No. The screw-in design of the tack requires no piloting sharps.
Yes. The AbsorbaTack™ fixation deviceis 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.
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.
The tack is made of the copolymer poly (glycolide-co-L-lactid), 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.
The AbsorbaTack™ fixation devicemay be inserted through a 5 mm or larger (with the use of a converter) cannula for use in minimally invasive procedures.