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SuperCable® Iso-ElasticTM Polymer Cerclage

This revolutionary polymer-based cerclage system is designed to solve many of the inherent problems of traditional monofilament wire and metal cabling systems.

Features and Benefits of the system include:

• Fatigue strength superior to metal cables and wire

-Leads to Reduced Complications from breakage.

• Polymer cable eliminates cable-generated metal debris

-Debris from braided metal cables has been shown to greatly increase wear in adjacent total joints.

-Metal cable and wire fragments have been shown to migrate throughout the body.

-Individual filaments in braided metal cables may be subject to fretting wear and metal debris generation.

• No sharp cable ends

-Reduces patient tissue irritation risk.

-Eliminates glove tears and “sharps injury” from sharp metal cable ends.

• “Iso-Elasticity”

-Provides long-term dynamic compressive loading across bone fragments.

-Offers the possibility for better healing and increased construct strength.

• Unique “crimp-less” locking mechanism

-Cables can be easily re-tightened.

-Saves OR time.

-Reduces the number of cables required.

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Titanium Locking Mechanism Close-Up

• Polymer Cables are easy and quick to manipulate within the wound.

-Saves OR Time.

• No metal cable contacting metallic implants.

-Eliminates concerns regarding dissimilar metals.

-No need for hospital to stock cables of several different materials.

• Radiolucent Strands

-Easier visualization of bone on post-op x-rays.

A clinically proven 4, 7, 9, 10 polymer cable system providing superior fatigue strength and dynamic compression across healing bone fragments.

A clinically proven polymer cable system providing superior fatigue strength and dynamic compression across healing bone fragments.

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Simple Instrumentation

pic_supercable-detail3Tensioning instrument allows for precise tightening and locking of cables as well as sequential re-tensioning of previously placed cables.


Fatigue Strength Testing

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1. Test fixture with simulated bone plate.

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2. Test cable after one million cycles where no contact with the bone plate occurred.

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3. Test cable loaded at 445 N with direct abrasive contact on a bone plate after one million cycles. The cable exhibits fiber fusion but no fraying or breakage of fibers.

 

The system is now available with trochanteric grips and cable-plates featuring screw holes allowing placement of locking or compression screws in any screw hole.

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The “Safety” Cable

gloves-in-woundSharp ends of metal cables can cut a surgeon’s gloves, increasing infection for both surgeon and patient. SuperCable’s flexible polymer design eliminates that potential for sharps injury.


Surgeon Testimonials

“One of the reasons I like these cables is I can loop the cable right through the hole in the proximal portion of the hip prosthesis to pull it down, and not have to worry about the fretting of metal.”

“Another thing I really like about these cables is that you can actually re-tension them if you are not happy with the tension.”

Adolph Lombardi, MD, Joint Implant Surgeons, Inc, New Albany, OH, USA


“I have yet to do a case with metal cables where I did not feel the sharp edges of the cable through my glove. I have been using the Kinamed SuperCables for many years and I have found them to be easy to use, very strong and they don’t cut me or my gloves! As far as I am concerned, the Kinamed SuperCable is the best cable system available today.”

Paul Nourbash, MD, Barrington Orthopedic Specialists, Chicago, IL, USA


Videos

SuperCable Polymer Iso-elastic Cerclage System Overview


Revision Shoulder Arthroplasty with SuperCable Iso-Elastic Polymer Cerclage

T. Bradley Edwards MD, Texas Orthopedic Hospital, Houston, TX


Extended Trochanteric Osteotomy

Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS, New Albany Surgical Hospital, New Albany, OH


Tension-Band Fixation of Olecranon Fracture using SuperCable Iso-Elastic Cerclage

Melvin P. Rosenwasser MD, New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital, New York, NY


Tension-Band Fixation of Patella Fracture using SuperCable Iso-Elastic Cerclage

Melvin P. Rosenwasser MD, New York-Presbyterian Columbia Hospital, New York, NY


Revision THA with Extended Trochanteric Osteotomy and Grip Fixation

Adolph V. Lombardi, Jr., MD, FACS, New Albany Surgical Hospital, New Albany, OH

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Extended Trochanteric Osteotomy

Wayne G. Paprosky, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Patents

US Patent Nos. 6,589,246, 7,207,090, 8,469,967, and 9,107,720. Europe Patent Nos. 1,389,940, 1,781,961 and 2,432,401. Japan Patent Nos. 4,829,236 and 5,938,095. Turkey Patent Nos. TR201309922T4 and TR201405440T4. Additional US and world patents pending.

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