Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine

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.

Diamond Standard: HOPKINS® Telescopes and Sheaths for Optimal Vision

KARL STORZ HOPKINS® telescopes are considered to be the best arthroscopes in the industry. The diverse product range covers all arthroscopic interventions while the rod lens system ensures excellent image quality with optimal brightness, contrast and detail properties.

The product range includes all well-established angles of view in arthroscopy:
• 0° • 30° • 70°

Arthroscopes with diameters different ranging leave nothing to be desired. A selection of sheaths with various locking mechanisms, which are co-ordinated with HOPKINS® telescopes, ensures the safe locking of the telescope in the sheath.

Direction of View: EndoCAMeleon® with Variable Direction of View

ENDOCAMELEON® ARTHRO is a multidirectional arthroscope that combines the existing HOPKINS® technology with a variable direction of view. This guarantees optimal image quality with ideal visualization. The desired direction of view can be adjusted between 15° and 90° during surgery.
The ENDOCAMELEON® is particularly beneficial for working in tight joint spaces as the all-round view has been greatly enhanced.

Special Features:

  • HOPKINS® telescope with unique rod lens system for optimal brightness and contrast
  • Easy-to-use adjusting knob selects the desired direction of view (15° to 90°)
  • Better visualization of difficult-to-reach anatomical structures
  • Time-saving as portal changeover is reduced

Optimal Efficiency in Hip Arthroscopy

As a pioneer in hip arthroscopy, we deliver the first aimer offering horizontal triangulation. In addition to standard vertical triangulation, this allows faster and more precise portal placement.
The hip arthroscopy portfolio from KARL STORZ has been expanded to include optimized instruments for atraumatic and precise work.

  • Sharper knives for the capsule and labrum allow a minimally invasive incision of the joint capsule in the portal zone and thus facilitate the detachment of the acetabular labrum at the bony rim from the periphery to the center.
  • Suture forceps for hip arthroscopy feature an even more stable tip for atraumatic work.
  • An optimized suture grasper allows safe grasping of the suture thanks to the instrument geometry.
  • An extra-long foreign body forceps makes it easier to access all areas.
  • An extra-stable microfracture chisel with 90° curve adds the final touch to your instrument set.

Techniques for Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

A Portfolio for all Demands

Products and techniques that set a new standard in established arthroscopic knee surgery were successfully developed in collaboration with well-known orthopedic specialists and trauma surgeons.

The versatile product range for anatomically correct reconstruction of the cruciate ligaments includes instruments for both the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments.

Special Features:

  • Graft harvesting and preparation: Offers optimal harvesting and preparation of all common grafts
  • Tunnel placement: A large selection of aimers, drills and dilators ensures efficient tunnel placement
  • Tibial and femoral fixation systems: Interference screws manufactured from ultramodern materials as well as fixation buttons made of titanium for femoral and tibial anchorage ensure excellent long-term results and patient satisfaction

Unique: Minimally Invasive 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).

A special tendon harvesting system was designed to provide fast, safe and atraumatic tendon harvesting, featuring the following properties:

  • Reproducible technique
  • Easy and safe subcutaneous tendon harvesting
  • Defined harvesting depth
  • Attractive cosmetic results

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 the patella remains free of implant fixations and drill tunnels.


SilCut® PRO Punches for Precise Interventions

The instrument line with diverse jaw geometries and sharp homogenous cutting

The hand instruments in the SILCUT® PRO product line set new standards in arthroscopic resection. Furthermore, KARL STORZ CLEANFIT® offers a unique cleaning concept that guarantees straightforward and efficient instrument cleaning.
The SILGRASP® PRO Line product range includes punches for large and small joints. In addition, a series of grasping forceps supplement this portfolio. The design and construction of the SILCUT® PRO range integrates all the demands that should be met by an arthroscopic precision instrument.

  • Utmost precision thanks to an extremely flat profile
  • Optimal cleaning thanks to integrated LUER-connector
  • Diverse jaw models for different anatomic conditions
  • Functional and ergonomic design for fatigue-free work

KLT – Knee Laxity Tester

Precise Measurement of the Stability of the Knee Joint

The Knee Laxity Tester (KLT) was developed to allow fast and straightforward instrumented stability testing. This tester provides exact and reproducible measurements of tibial translation (drawer) in a side-by-side comparison. The patella pad on the upper end of the KLT is placed on the anterior surface of the patella. The mobile measuring plunger is then pressed against the tibial tubercle.
A testing device must meet a number of requirements in order to be suitable for routine clinical use. The KLT offers the following advantages:

  • Easy handling for precise stability testing in examination rooms
  • Easy and fast fixation of the KLT to the patient (zero point calibration)
  • Easy and fast calibration
  • Exact and fast measurement process
  • High accuracy (± 0.1 mm)
  • Digital display of results – easy to read
  • Wide range of tests

Effective Suture Management in Shoulder Arthroscopy

SHOULDER PRO® Suture Forceps

The new suture forceps expands the familiar SHOULDER PRO® line to offer the surgeon a wide range of instruments for successful and targeted soft tissue perforation. This results in optimized suture management in reconstructive surgery for the rotator cuff and shoulder instability.


  • Easy and atraumatic penetration of soft tissue with the sharp and extremely slender upward-opening jaws
  • Simplified suture grasping thanks to hook integrated in the jaw


  • Efficient grasping of the suture anchor, without twisting the suture forceps, thanks to downward-opening jaws and large aperture angle
  • The best possible and atraumatic tissue handling thanks to the extremely slender design of the curved jaw with an upward pointing instrument tip
  • Available with straight jaws as well as jaws curved to the left and right

Effective Suture Management in Shoulder Arthroscopy

SILGRASP® Suture Graspers

The new suture graspers expand the product portfolio for shoulder arthroscopy to enable successful suture ­management in reconstructive surgery for the rotator cuff and shoulder instability.

SILGRASP® suture graspers

  • Enables the grasping of suture material and soft tissue thanks to the slender, serrated and atraumatic jaws
  • Reliable suture transportation thanks to special jaw design that prevents the suture from slipping out, even under strong traction
  • Also suitable for knee arthroscopy

SILGRASP® curved suture graspers

  • Easier to grasp sutures that run parallel to the instrument thanks to jaws curved to the left or right
  • Simplified suture grasping due to jaws with large aperture angle

Precise and Efficient Work in Hand Surgery

Basic Instruments for Wrist Arthroscopy

The arthroscopy and accessory sets from KARL STORZ are optimized to the demands of wrist arthroscopy.

  • Brilliant visualization with KARL STORZ HOPKINS® arthroscopes, even in tight joint spaces
  • Successful work on structures thanks to the extremely flat jaws of the SILCUT® PRO line
  • The arthroscopy set is supplemented by an accessory set with standard instruments that are essential for precise wrist arthroscopy