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Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's BIORAPTOR(TM) 2.3 PK Suture Anchor Provides Secure Repair for Shoulder, Hip Instability
Date:3/5/2008

ce the anchor properly. With the ability to use a percutaneous approach, I can hit the rim at the precise angle I want."

Dr. Gary M. Gartsman, a shoulder specialist at Texas Orthopedic Hospital in Houston, said the BIORAPTOR 2.3 PK anchor is the "perfect size for capsular stabilization. It holds well, and I am able to insert it at the oblique angle that is often necessary in Bankart repairs."

The BIORAPTOR 2.3 PK Suture Anchor is the second in Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's family of BIORAPTOR suture anchors. The BIORAPTOR 2.9 Suture Anchor, released in 2004, was designed for use in the shoulder, and later adapted for the hip, one of the most challenging joints to access and repair.

"The numbers of surgeons performing hip and shoulder instability repair arthroscopically is climbing, thanks to the development of tools and techniques such as the BIORAPTOR 2.3 Anchor that make these procedures less traumatic to the patient, and less labor-intensive for the practitioner," said Joe Darling, General Manager and Senior VP of Smith & Nephew Endoscopy's Arthroscopic Repair business unit.

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Smith & Nephew is a global medical technology business, specialising in Orthopaedic Reconstruction, Orthopaedic Trauma and Clinical Therapies, Endoscopy and Advanced Wound Management products. Smith & Nephew is a global leader in arthroscopy and advanced wound management and is one of the leading global orthopaedics companies.

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