AOSSM: Cayenne Medical Launches Quattro™ Shoulder System For Rotator Cuff And Labral Repair

In short

This week sees Baltimore hosting AOSSM 2012, the amnual meeting of the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine. Cayenne Medical, Inc., specialist in the soft tissue reconstruction segment, is using the event to announce the worldwide launch of its Quattro™ Shoulder System for rotator cuff and labral repair. The company says the system features a complete line of knotless and pre-loaded PEEK high-strength suture anchors and tailored instrumentation.


The Quattro Shoulder System utilises innovative Quattro™ Link Knotless Anchor technology for rotator cuff repairs offering new control in suture management and repair options. Quattro Link enables surgeon-controlled tensioning of each suture strand, with a unique cleat design to maintain proper tension throughout anchor deployment. It is indicated to accept four suture strands, minimising the number of anchors needed per case for a more streamlined procedure. A self-punching version is also offered for ease of anchor insertion. The System also features the Quattro X Suture Anchor, preloaded with two strands of #2 Force Fiber™ high strength suture and developed with a tapered thread design for optimal bone purchase.

For labral repair, the system includes the pre-loaded Quattro GL Suture Anchor, featuring a unique eyelet design for simplified suture management. All anchor options provide high pull-out strength (419N with the GL Suture Anchor, 447N with the X Suture Anchor, and 519N with the Link Knotless Anchor) for a secure, reliable repair, and are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate individual patient pathology.

Cayenne says the complete Quattro Shoulder System is designed to enable a simplified, efficient technique with both clinical and economic advantages for patients and surgeons. In addition to suture anchors, the system includes the Quattro(TM) Suture Passer and tailored instrumentation for anchor implantation.

Clinician comments

Kenneth D. Montgomery, MD, of Tri-County Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Morristown, New Jersey, said, “The Quattro Shoulder System enables a truly comprehensive, cost-effective and intuitive approach to shoulder repair. The ability to manually set tension and reverse tension, if needed, enables an anatomic repair through a simplified procedure. The new Link Anchor easily accepts multiple suture strands, which I have found especially useful in cases with complex tears or limited bone for anchor implantation.”

James Dreese, MD, of the University of Maryland Medical Center, Timonium, Maryland, said, “The Quattro Shoulder System includes all the tools needed for a strong, fast, anatomic shoulder repair. My experience with the GL Suture Anchor, especially, has proven superior ease of use in labral repair with improved control in suture sliding and anchor deployment.”

Company comments

David Springer, CEO of Cayenne Medical, said, “Cayenne Medical has seen great clinical success with the Quattro Shoulder System since its limited market release earlier this year, and we are excited to now expand availability worldwide. Quattro builds upon our best-in-class soft tissue repair technology for the knee, answering an industry demand for quality patient outcomes while reducing overall procedure cost.”

Source: Cayenne medical Inc., PR Newswire