Endurance™ Hip Solutions System Signals DePuy Mitek’s Foray into Hip Arthroscopy

In short

Orthopaedic and Sport Med device company DePuy Mitek, Inc.has announced the launch of Endurance Hip Solutions, a new system of instruments and devices that marks the company’s entry into the rapidly growing field of hip arthroscopy.

Background

Hip arthroscopy has been creeping onto the radar ever since the late nineties when Smith & Nephew and Atlantech introduced their own systems. It’s taken a while, but it seems the wagon is well and truly rolling along now with numerous offerings out there.

And here’s the reason: According to industry estimates, more than 30,000 hip arthroscopy procedures were performed in 2008 and were projected to grow annually at over 15 percent through 2013, according to market intelligence company Millennium Research Group.

DePuy Mitek made its announcement at this week’s 4th International Society for Hip Arthroscopy (ISHA) Annual Scientific Meeting where the company is showcasing its portfolio of devices and products for soft tissue repair in the hip, knee and shoulder.

The Endurance Hip Solutions system includes stainless steel needles, nitinol guidewires and cannulas for access. Significantly and predictably, given the Mitek heritage, it includes suture anchors (GRYPHON™ Suture Anchor) in either BIOCRYL® RAPIDE™ biocomposite material or PEEK for fixation, devices for tissue ablation (VAPR® VUE™ Radiofrequency System) and fluid management (FMS DUO®+). As such the company clearly has most of the boxes ticked and has completed the picture by saying it will sponsor education and training on hip arthroscopy and the new system throughout the country.

Physician comments

“The combination of trusted devices, sutures and materials that have proven successful in shoulder and knee arthroscopic surgery with new specialized instrumentation and tools, provides a welcome new solution for hip arthroscopy,” said Carlos Guanche, MD, Southern California Orthopedic Institute in Van Nuys and previously a paid consultant to the DePuy Mitek.

Company comments

“With Endurance Hip Solutions, we’ve leveraged our clinical expertise and track record in soft tissue repair of the shoulder and knee to create a procedural hip arthroscopy solution from joint access to tissue and suture management,” said Ian Lawson, Worldwide President, DePuy Mitek.

“We expect that improvements in technology, more opportunities for surgeon education and training and rising patient demand will fuel increased adoption of hip arthroscopy,” he added.

Source: DePuy Mitek