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Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Joints connect bones to each other and provide the body with agility and stability. Obesity, misalignment, physical inactivity as well as sports injuries can lead to joint problems as well as restricted movement and pain.

Many minimally invasive techniques can now be performed in joint surgery thanks to modern arthroscopy. The product range from KARL STORZ covers endoscopic instrument sets and implants for treatment of the shoulder, elbow, hip and knee joints as well as the wrist, interphalangeal and ankle joints.

In cooperation with renowned physicians, KARL STORZ was able to develop innovative products and techniques for, among others, meniscal refixation, cruciate ligament reconstruction, reconstruction of shoulder instability as well as hip arthroscopy.

Furthermore, KARL STORZ offers an appropriate portfolio of implants for arthroscopic reconstructive procedures. This segment includes both titanium, Peek and bioresorbable implants such as interference screws, suture anchors and fixation buttons.

Highlights

Minimally Invasive Harvesting of the Quadriceps Tendon

For Reconstruction of the Cruciate Ligaments and MPFL

The quadriceps tendon is used in cruciate ligament revision surgery and, more and more frequently, for the primary reconstruction of the anterior (ACL) and posterior (PCL) cruciate ligaments. The quadriceps tendon has also emerged as an ideal graft source for the reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL).

In order to provide fast and safe tendon harvesting, a special tendon harvesting system has been developed featuring the following properties:

  • Safe and easy subcutaneous tendon harvesting
  • Defined harvesting depth

The instrument set also enables quadriceps tendon harvesting for the anatomical reconstruction of the medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL). One of the benefits of this technique is that it allows implant- and tunnel-free fixation to the patella.

 

RICHTER POWERFIX® – Bioinert PEEK Implants for Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

POWERFIX® PEEK interference screws, made from PEEK-OPTIMA®, provide another innovation that complements the KARL STORZ implant portfolio. A highlight of the screw design is the availability of femoral reverse-thread interference screws which prevent luxation of the graft in the anterior direction during ACL reconstruction of the right knee. The double-threaded screw design makes it possible to insert the screw with just a few turns of a screwdriver that accommodates all screw sizes. 

PEEK-OPTIMA® implant material features the following properties:

  • High mechanical stability
  • Excellent biocompatibility
  • Inert, non-resorbable PEEK

The POWERFIX® interference screws made of PEEK-OPTIMA® are radiolucent and thus allow optimal monitoring of the healing process by means of X-rays, CT or MRI without creating artefacts.

The MegaFix® Product Family – Bioabsorbable and Composite Interference Screws

The MegaFix® product family offers a broad range of bioabsorbable and composite interference screws.

The former are made of the amorphous stereocopolymer PLDLLA. This material exhibits optimal degradation and absorption characteristics as well as good biocompatibility. Composite screws also contain the ceramic base material ß-tricalcium phosphate.

Both versions of the MegaFix® interference screws feature a special, patented thread configuration. The sharp threading at the tip helps users start the screw easily and safely, while the rounded threads at the screw body allow controlled insertion and protect the graft. The perforated versions (MegaFix® P screws) allow three-dimensional bone ingrowth.

Additional information on the specialty

SmartMex® – Surgical Technique

SmartMex® – Surgical Technique

Media type:
Video, Product Film, Surgical Film, Teaser
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
1.0 02-2022
Material number:
1167E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
MULTIDRIVE-X ARTHRO – A flexible partner

MULTIDRIVE-X ARTHRO – A flexible partner

Media type:
Video, Endovideo, Teaser
Languages available:
E
Version:
2021
Material number:
1306E
Specialties:
The Shoulder Anatomical Update 2010

The Shoulder Anatomical Update 2010

Media type:
Video, Surgical Film
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2010
Material number:
724E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Arthroscopically controlled MPFL reconstruction

Arthroscopically controlled MPFL reconstruction

Media type:
Video, Surgical Film
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2009
Material number:
720E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
The Shoulder: Anatomical Knowledge Update

The Shoulder: Anatomical Knowledge Update

Media type:
Video, Surgical Film
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2009
Material number:
705E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
SILCUT® PRO – Experience meets Innovation

SILCUT® PRO – Experience meets Innovation

Media type:
Video, Product Film, Teaser
Languages available:
E
Version:
2018
Material number:
1190E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
SILCUT® PRO – Experience meets Innovation

SILCUT® PRO – Experience meets Innovation

Media type:
Video, Product Film, Teaser
Languages available:
E
Version:
2018
Material number:
1073E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
SHOULDER PRO® Suture Forceps – Effective Suture Management in Shoulder Arthroscopy

SHOULDER PRO® Suture Forceps – Effective Suture Management in Shoulder Arthroscopy

Media type:
Video, Product Film, Teaser
Languages available:
E
Version:
2018
Material number:
1076E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
HPS – HIP PORTAL SYSTEM – Even more Precise HIP Arthroscopy

HPS – HIP PORTAL SYSTEM – Even more Precise HIP Arthroscopy

Media type:
Video, Product Film, Teaser
Languages available:
E
Version:
2018
Material number:
1075E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Anatomic Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Quadriceps Tendon and Rectangular Bone Tunnels

Anatomic Reconstruction of the Anterior Cruciate Ligament – Quadriceps Tendon and Rectangular Bone Tunnels

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
0.5 05-2016
Material number:
96155016E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
IMAGE1 S™ Rubina™ – mORe to discover – Main teaser

IMAGE1 S™ Rubina™ – mORe to discover – Main teaser

Media type:
Video, Teaser
Languages available:
E
Version:
2020
Material number:
1170E
Specialties:
RICHTER POWERFIX® Set

RICHTER POWERFIX® Set

Media type:
Video, Teaser
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2019
Material number:
1136E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Tendon Preparation for Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction using the Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendons

Tendon Preparation for Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction using the Semitendinosus and Gracilis Tendons

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
0.5 11-2014
Material number:
96155011E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Minimally Invasive Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Using a Quadriceps Tendon Graft

Minimally Invasive Reconstruction of the Medial Patellofemoral Ligament (MPFL) Using a Quadriceps Tendon Graft

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
0.5 05-2016
Material number:
96155015E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Minimally Invasive AC Joint Reconstruction (MINAR®)

Minimally Invasive AC Joint Reconstruction (MINAR®)

Media type:
Doctor-to-doctor manuals
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
0.5 10-2017
Material number:
96155019E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
ENDOCAMELEON® – Change your Viewing Angle, not your Endoscope

ENDOCAMELEON® – Change your Viewing Angle, not your Endoscope

Media type:
Marketing Flyer
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT
Version:
1.2 03-2021
Material number:
96151006E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
Highlights Implants

Highlights Implants

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
1.2 04-2022
Material number:
96151055E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
BioPlugs 3.5, 4.2 and 5.2 – For use in reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery

BioPlugs 3.5, 4.2 and 5.2 – For use in reconstructive shoulder and knee surgery

Media type:
Marketing Flyer
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
1.0 04-2022
Material number:
96151059E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
SmartMex® – Known lesion – new approach

SmartMex® – Known lesion – new approach

Media type:
Marketing Brochures
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
1.0 01-2022
Material number:
96151060E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
SmartMex® – Known Lesion - New Approach

SmartMex® – Known Lesion - New Approach

Media type:
ENDOWORLD®
Languages available:
D, E
Version:
2.0 04-2022
Material number:
96152065E
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
SmartMex, All-Inside Meniscal Repair System 28729M

SmartMex, All-Inside Meniscal Repair System 28729M

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU, CN, AR, JP, TR
Version:
1.0 07-2019
Material number:
97000254
Specialties:
Tubing set

Tubing set

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, CN, TR
Version:
2.0 11-2021
Material number:
97000323E
Specialties:
ARTip CRUISE™ UR500B/C

ARTip CRUISE™ UR500B/C

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
1.1 09-2020
Material number:
96326002D
Specialties:
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UM100 PowerUnit / 28200MX MultiDrive-X ARTHRO

UM100 PowerUnit / 28200MX MultiDrive-X ARTHRO

Media type:
User Handbooks
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT, RU
Version:
1.0 09-2019
Material number:
96156021D
Specialties:
Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine
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BioPlug Bioabsorbable suture anchors Models 2870310 BP/2870411 BP/ 2870514 BP

BioPlug Bioabsorbable suture anchors Models 2870310 BP/2870411 BP/ 2870514 BP

Media type:
Product Package Leaflet
Languages available:
D, E, ES, FR, IT, PT
Version:
2.1 01-2019
Material number:
96156308DF
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Arthroscopic reconstruction of the anterolateral bundle of the posterior cruciate ligament in single-bundle technique with autologous hamstring grafts

Human Medicine

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Petersen W, Zantop T.

Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2010 Oct;22(4):354-72.

Minimally Invasive Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction (MINAR)

Human Medicine

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Petersen W, Wellmann M, Rosslenbroich S, Zantop T.

Oper Orthop Traumatol. 2010 Mar;22(1):52-61.

Standardized cartilage biopsies from the intercondylar notch for autologous chondrocyte implantation (ACI)

Human Medicine

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Niemeyer P, Pestka JM, Kreuz PC, Salzmann GM, Köstler W, Südkamp NP, Steinwachs M.

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2010 Aug;18(8):1122-7. Epub 2010 Mar 27.

Structural properties of a new device for graft fixation in cruciate ligament reconstruction: the shim technique

Human Medicine

Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

Lenschow S, Herbort M, Strässer A, Strobel M, Raschke M, Petersen W, Zantop T.

Arch Orthop Trauma Surg. 2011 Aug;131(8):1067-72. Epub 2011 Feb 18.