ArthroFlex Acellular Dermal Matrix


ArthroFlex is a biohospitable  acellular dermal matrix (ADM) intended for supplemental support and covering for soft tissue repair. 

ArthroFlex®for Rotator Cuff Repair

ArthroFlex®is an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) designed specifically for Rotator Cuff Repair. Biomechanical testing shows the graft restores glenohumeral joint stability and subacromial contact characteristics.1,2

  • Clinical studies have reported reduction in re-tear rates and improved patient-reported outcomes when rotator cuff tears were augmented with ArthroFlex.1
  • Biomechanical testing shows that repairs augmented with ArthroFlex have a higher failure load, less variability to failure mode as well as reduces gap formation when compared to non-augmented repairs.2,3


ArthroFlex®SCRis an acellular dermal matrix (ADM) designed specifically for the Superior Capsular Reconstruction surgical technique. Biomechanical testing demonstrates that the graft restores glenohumeral joint stability and subacromial contact characteristics.1,2

  • Improved clinical patient-reported outcomes at one and two years post-operative1-4
  • Restores glenohumeral joint stability and biomechanics1-3,5
  • Increases the acromiohumeral distance (AHD)2,3
  • Excellent ultimate load and suture retention strength8
  • Shown to revascularize, recellularize, remodel and incorporate4,6,7


  1. Denard PJ, Brady PC, Adams CA, Tokish JM & Burkhart SS. Preliminary Results of Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction with Dermal Allograft. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jan;34(1):93-99.
  2. Pennington WT, Bartz BA, Pauli JM, Walker CE & Schmidt W. Arthroscopic Superior Capsular Reconstruction with Acellular Dermal Allograft for the Treatment of Massive Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: Short-Term Clinical Outceoms and the Radiographic Parameter of Superior Capsular Distance. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jun;34(6):1764-1773.
  3. Hirahara AM, Andersen WJ, Panero AJ. Superior Capsular Reconstruction: Clinical Outcomes After Minimum 2-Year Follow-Up. AJO. 2017 Nov;46(6): 266-272, 278.
  4. Plachel F, Klatte-Schulz F, Minkus M, Böhm E, Moroder P & Scheibel M. Biological allograft healing after superior capsule reconstruction. JSES. 2018. 27,e387-e392.
  5. Mihata T, Bui CNH, Akeda M, Cavagnaro MA, Kuenzler M, Peterson AB, McGarry MH, Itami Y, Limpivasti O, New M, Lee TQ. A biomechanical cadaveric study comparing superior capsule reconstruction using fascia lata allograft and human dermal allograft for irreparable rotator cuff tear. JSES. 2017 Dec;26(12): 2158-2166
  6. Data on file at LifeNet Health. 68-20-168
  7. Capito AE, Tholpady SS, Agrawal H, Drake DB & Katz AJ. Evaluation of Host Tissue Integration, Revascularization, and Cellular Infiltration Within Various Dermal Substrates. Annals of Plastic Surgery. 2012. 68(5):495-500.< 
  8. Data on file at Arthrex, Inc TR-2946