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.2,3
- Biomechanical testing shows that augmentation with ArthroFlex strengthens the repair and reduces gap formation.1,4
ArthroFlex SCR is 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.5
- Improved clinical patient-reported outcomes at one and two years post-operative6,7
- Restores glenohumeral joint stability and biomechanics5
- Increases the acromiohumeral distance (AHD)5
- Excellent ultimate load and suture retention strength1,4
- Shown to revascularize, recellularize, remodel and incorporate8
1.Ely E, Figueroa, N, Gilot G. “Biomechanical Analysis of Gap Formation and Ultimate Tensile Failure Loads of Rotator Cuff Repairs with Extracellular Matrix Graft Augmentation.” ORTHOPEDICS. 2014;37(9):608-614.
2.Gilot GJ, Alvarez AM, Barcksdale L. Outcome of large to massive rotator cuff repairs with and without extracellular matrix augmentation: A prospective comparative study. Arthroscopy. 2015 Apr17.pii: S0749-8063(15)00141-3
3.Morris A, Samsell B, Dorsch K, McLean J, Moore M, Fox T, Roth C. Use of Acellular Dermal Matrix for Reconstruction of Massive Rotator Cuff Tears in an Older Population. Orthop Muscular Syst 2018; 7(3): 1000261.
4.Van der Meijden OA, Wijdicks CA, Gaskill TR, Jansson KS, Millett PJ. Biomechanical analysis of two tendon posterosuperior rotator cuff tear repairs: Extended linked repairs and augmented repairs. Arthroscopy. 2013;29(1):37-45.
5.Mihata T, McGarry MH, Pirolo JM, Kinoshita M, Lee TQ. Superior Capsule Reconstruction to Restore Superior Stability in Irreparable Rotator Cuff Tears: A Biomechanical Cadaveric Study. AJSM 2012;40:2248-55.
6.Denard PJ, Brady PC, Adams CR, Tokish JM, & Burkhart SS. Preliminary Results of Arthroscopic Superior Capsule Reconstruction with Dermal Allograft. Arthroscopy. 2018 Jan:34(1):93-99
7.Hammad AM, Phillips C, Wijdicks CA, Adams CR, Denard PJ. Two-Year Retrospecitive Patient-Reported Outcomes Following Superior Capsular Reconstruction. Arthroscopy. 2021.
8.Lederman ES, McLean JB, Bormann KT, Guttmann D, Ortega KD, Miles JW, Hartzler RU, Dorfman AL, Softic D, Qin X. Histological case series of human acellular dermal matrix in superior capsule reconstruction. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2021 Feb 15:S1058-2746(21)00099-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jse.2021.01.019. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33600900.