US Market Report for ACL/PCL Reconstruction Devices 2017 – MedCore

US Market Report for ACL/PCL Reconstruction Devices 2017 – MedCore


The knee is the most susceptible joint to pressure and injury in the human body, as its bending capacity is a result of complex interactions of rotational and extensional movements. The anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments (ACL/PCL) connect the bones that form the knee, stabilizing joint movements and preventing the femur from sliding against the tibia and vice versa. Injuries to the ACL are quite common. These injuries can be caused by excessive use, physical impact or wear over time. Usually, during ACL/PCL reconstruction, the surgeon drills holes in the tibia in order to hold harvested patellar tendon with fixation devices such as staples and screws, thus reconstructing the ligament.

  • Year: 2017
  • Scope: 2013-2023
  • Region: United States
  • Published Date: 6/1/2017
  • Pages: 245
  • Type: MedCore

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Tendons harvested from donors provide an alternative to autografted material, eliminating the harvesting procedure. In general, demand for allografts far exceeds supply. Whereas multiple units of allograft bone material can be generated from one donor, only one tendon can be used per ligament repair procedure.
The processing requirements for tendons are somewhat more involved than those for bone grafts. They have a tendency to weaken the tendon. This is not necessarily a critical issue, as the weakest point of the graft is at the point of bone attachment and not within the body of the tendon itself. Allografts tend to have a higher failure rate during the first year of implantation but are equal to autografts in performance thereafter.
The criteria for accepting a tendon donor tends to be more stringent than for bone donation because of the physical demands placed on the tissue and because recipients tend to be younger and more active. Another complicating factor is the care needed to extract a tendon during the procurement process, which has the potential for introducing defects that would compromise the integrity of the product once implanted.
In recent years, the anterior tibialis has become the graft of choice for ACL and PCL reconstruction. This is due in part to the large cross-sectional area and natural strength of the tendon, as well as the minimal bone-tunnel size necessary for the procedure.

The "US Market Report Suite for Orthopedic Soft Tissue Repair 2017 - MedSuite" includes analysis on the following companies currently active in this market:
Smith & Nephew
DePuy Mitek
Zimmer Biomet
Conmed Linvatec
RTI Biologics
LifeNet Health
Wright Medical
Parcus Medical
Tissue Regenix
Integra LifeSciences
Others include: Tissue banks, Ceterix, LifeLink, MedShape, Osiris Therapeutics, Rotation Medical, Vivex, etc.
*Not all companies are currently active in every segment or sub-report from this suite. For more details contact an iData Research Product Advisor.

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