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Mitek Sports Medicine Introduces New Interference Screw Design For Faster, Easier Insertion
Date:3/21/2013

CHICAGO, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Mitek Sports Medicine, a leading developer and manufacturer of orthopaedic sports medicine products and soft tissue repair devices, has launched the MILAGRO Advance Interference Screw, a new biocomposite screw designed to offer easier and faster insertion when compared to traditional interference screws.1

The announcement was made at the 80th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) where the company is also launching a new straight blade that will be used with the ENDURANCE™ Hip Solutions, a system of instruments and devices for hip arthroscopy.

The MILAGRO Advance Interference Screws represent an evolution of screw design that significantly improves ease of use compared to traditional interference screws. The unique distal tip has been shown to reduce bone engagement load by more than 80 percent,2 which enables easier insertion into hard bone.3 This unique thread design reduces torque transmission to soft tissue.4 The screw's larger thread pitch, the distance between grooves, enables insertion in half the time compared to traditional interference screws.5

"I've used MILAGRO BR Screws in my practice for years. The screws provide excellent fixation and promote bony ingrowth over time. We have seen no complications in use of the screw," said Bert Mandelbaum , MD* of the Santa Monica Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Group. "This latest generation MILAGRO Advance screw addresses the need for a biocomposite screw with better screw engagement and faster insertion."

The MILAGRO Interference Screw was first introduced in 2004, when it became the first implant made of BIOCRYL® RAPIDE™, a biocomposite material exclusive to Mitek Sports Medicine. Since then it has been provided for over 250,000 patients and has
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