Artelon’s Dynamic Matrix is a proprietary bio-textile, knitted from polycaprolactone and polyurethane-urea co-polymer fibers. While the material knit defines strength, elasticity, and porosity necessary for regenerative ingrowth, the fibers themselves steadily dissolve over 4 to 6 years as regenerated tissue integrates with and replaces the matrix.
These Dynamic Matrix products are available in three clinical forms.
FLEXBAND Plus is our premium product line. Adding greater value and efficiency to the OR, these FLEXBANDS have integrated size 0 braided polyblend non-absorbable whip-stitching to facilitate quick matrix passing and fixation. These are designed to facilitate augmentation and re-tensioning of soft tissues while minimizing construct bulk.
FLEXBAND Plus can be found in the following sizes:
0.3 x 8cm, 0.3 x 16cm, 0.3 x 32cm
0.5 x 8cm, 0.5 x 16cm
0.7 x 8cm, 0.7 x 16cm
The FLEXBAND strip is 1.2 mm thick and is commonly utilized in the repair and reconstruction of soft tissues throughout the extremities. Just like the FLEXBAND Plus, these are specifically designed for augmenting and re-tensioning soft tissues with minimal construct bulk.
FLEXBAND can be found in the following sizes:
0.3 x 8 cm, 0.3 x 16 cm, 0.3 x 32 cm
0.5 x 8 cm, 0.5 x 16 cm, 0.5 x 32 cm
0.7 x 8 cm, 0.7 x 16 cm, 0.7 x 32 cm
The FLEXPATCH is roughly half the thickness of the FlexBand (0.7 mm) and is favored when broad dynamic augmentation is needed.
FLEXPATCH can be found in the following sizes:
3 x 4cm
4 x 6cm
6 x 9cm
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Indications for use:
Artelon® FlexBand, FlexPatch, and FlexBand Plus Tissue Reinforcement products are intended for use in general surgical procedures for reinforcement of soft tissue where weakness exists. Artelon® FlexBand, FlexPatch, and FlexBand Plus are also intended for reinforcement of soft tissues that are repaired by suture or suture anchors, during tendon repair surgery including reinforcement of rotator cuff, patellar, Achilles, biceps, or quadriceps tendons. Artelon® FlexBand, FlexPatch, and FlexBand Plus are not intended to replace normal body structure or provide the full mechanical strength to support the rotator cuff, patellar, Achilles, biceps, or quadriceps tendons. Sutures, used to repair the tear, and sutures or bone anchors, used to attach the tissue to the bone, provide mechanical strength for the tendon repair. Artelon® Tissue Reinforcement reinforces soft tissue and provides a degradable scaffold that is incorporated into the patient's own tissue.