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Meniscal Repair Device

      To the Editor:
      We read with interest the article by Barber et al.
      • Barber F.A.
      • Herbert M.A.
      • Schroeder F.A.
      • Aziz-Jacobo J.
      • Sutker M.J.
      Biomechanical testing of new meniscal repair techniques containing ultra high–molecular weight polyethylene suture.
      entitled “Biomechanical testing of new meniscal repair techniques containing ultra high–molecular weight polyethylene suture.” In this article Dr. Barber presents data on a DePuy Mitek product called RapidLoc A2.
      At the time of Dr. Barber's testing, DePuy Mitek was working on, and was planning to launch, a meniscal repair device called RapidLoc A2. However, shortly thereafter, the RapidLoc A2 project was cancelled. DePuy Mitek is no longer developing a product called RapidLoc A2 nor a product with the design featured in Dr. Barber's article.

      Reference

        • Barber F.A.
        • Herbert M.A.
        • Schroeder F.A.
        • Aziz-Jacobo J.
        • Sutker M.J.
        Biomechanical testing of new meniscal repair techniques containing ultra high–molecular weight polyethylene suture.
        Arthroscopy. 2009; 25: 959-967

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      • Biomechanical Testing of New Meniscal Repair Techniques Containing Ultra High–Molecular Weight Polyethylene Suture
        ArthroscopyVol. 25Issue 9
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          To evaluate the biomechanical characteristics of current meniscal repair techniques containing ultra high–molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) suture with and without cyclic loading.
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      • Author's Reply
        ArthroscopyVol. 26Issue 5
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          In our article “Biomechanical testing of new meniscal repair techniques containing ultra high–molecular weight polyethylene suture” published in the September 2009 issue, testing results for the RapidLoc A2 device (DePuy Mitek, Raynham, MA) were reported.1 Although meniscal suture repair is an established technique,2 all-inside repair devices have been developed to reduce the potential for injury to the posterior lateral or posterior medial neurovascular knee structures.3,4 Not all of the devices reported in our study were on the market.
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