Regeneration's xenograft screw:
This article was originally published in Clinica
Regeneration Technologies', Sterling, interference screw for use in an arthroscopic or open ACL and/or PCL reconstruction. It has a long-term absorption rate, which ensures secure graft fixation throughout the healing process, and a pullout strength that is comparable to metal interference screws, says the Alachua, Florida firm. The implant is treated with the company's patented BioCleanse tissue sterilisation process, which is designed to eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and spores from tissue without impacting its structural or biomechanical integrity. The screw is expected to become available for distribution in late 2005.