Launched in the U.S. in 2011, the ExoShape® Soft Tissue Fastener is designed for fixation of the
soft tissue graft on the tibial side of the knee joint in ACL reconstructions. It offers unparalleled accuracy to ensure the most anatomic and stable reconstruction, strong fixation, complete graft protection, simplified insertion and total biocompatibility.
The ExoShape® Soft Tissue Fastener’s straightforward, non-rotational insertion and expansion technique:
Eliminates “graft wrap” and preserves your preferred graft orientation.
The graft bundles stay exactly where you place them, promoting a more anatomic reconstruction.
Maintains desired graft tension during fixation.
Other fixation devices can drive the graft back up the tibial tunnel, introducing unwanted laxity
into the newly reconstructed ligament. The ExoShape® Soft Tissue Fastener’s “closed force loop”
technique eliminates this problem by preventing retrograde force being applied to the graft.
Simplifies device insertion and expansion.
The shape memory PEEK Altera® Sheath is delivered pre-compressed in a low-profile geometry
that inserts easily between the graft bundles. Quickly attach the ExoShape® Gun, squeeze the
trigger and you experience controlled Sheath expansion for class-leading graft fixation.
Allows graft position and tension to be assessed and adjusted prior to final graft fixation.
Sheath insertion provides initial fixation without commitment. You can remove and reposition
the Sheath or correct graft tension as required prior to final expansion and graft fixation.
Provides total graft protection.
The robust shape memory PEEK Altera® Sheath provides full, 360° graft protection.
The graft-friendly design of the ExoShape Soft Tissue Fastener has zero features that could lacerate
the graft and reduce its strength.
Works effectively no matter which soft tissue graft choice is ideal for your patient.
The ExoShape® Soft Tissue Fastener keeps everyone’s options open.
The ExoShape® Soft Tissue Fastener has been cleared by the United States Food and Drug Administration for sale in the United States.
One shape for easy insertion. Another shape for secure fixation.
A simple way to trigger the transformation. Now that’s genius.