BioFiber™ Absorbable Biologic Scaffolding Solutions

Strengthen Soft Tissue Repairs with
BioFiber™ Absorbable Biologic Scaffold

What Is BioFiber?

An advancement in orthopedic absorbable polymers, BioFiber is the first orthopedic soft tissue scaffold that:

  • Reinforces the suture-tendon interface
  • Mechanically reinforces tendon repairs
  • Made from P4HB — A non-synthetic polymer that breaks down into natural occurring metabolites that allow healing without additional inflammation
  • Creates a cell friendly environment for rapid incorporation of soft tissue

BioFiber - CM

What is BioFiber - CM?

BioFiber - Collagen Matrix is comprised of the same P4HB material with the addition of a type 1 bovine collagen coating which increases vascularization and cell density at the site of repair.

  • Provides long-term support while serving as a biocompatible scaffold for host tissue in-growth
  • Distributes tissue loads during the healing process while allowing for return of natural tendon attachment to bone
  • Provides support during healing to permit return to normal joint mechanics
  • Designed to provide support to damaged soft tissue to maintain structural integrity

Why Reinforce?

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  • High failure rates for older patients or patients with thin, weak tendons
  • High failure rates for larger tears
  • Patients with comorbid conditions
  • Suture line tears
  • Tissue that forms post repair is mechanically weaker than native tissue

BioFiber Reinforced Tendon:
73% Increase in Suture Retention vs. Control

Average suture retention strength for BioFiber reinforced tendons was 110 N and the control tendons were 65 N which is an increase of 73 37% (p < 0.0001)


Suture Retention**

Data on file at Tornier, Inc.

Barber, A. et al. Tendon augmentation grafts: biomechanical failure loads and failure patterns.
Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. 2006; 22-5: 534-538.

* BioFiber (3 cm x 3 cm)   ** Mattress stitch 5 mm or more from an edge

BioFiber Applications

Biomechanical Reinforcement


Overlay

Grommet support

Mid-substance reinforcement

BioFiber is available in multiple shapes and sizes which allows for a wide range of indications and repairs using a simple and fast surgical technique.

Shoulder

  • Rotator cuff repair
  • Small tears
  • Medium tears
  • Subscapularis repair

Foot/Ankle

  • Achilles tendon repair
  • Retrocalcaneal enthesiopathy
  • Lateral ankle instability

Knee

  • Quadriceps tendon repair
  • Patellar tendon repair

Hip

  • Hip abductor tendon repair

Indications:

Contraindications:
A complete list of contraindications can be found in the “instructions for use” packaged with the implants.

Ordering Information

BioFiber Product Codes

Product Item No.Product Description

Discs: 8 mm each (2 discs/unit box)

8mm-disc
BFR100101Box of 1
BBF0008DUBox of 4

Strips: 13 mm x 23 mm (1 strip/unit box)

13x23mm
BFR100201Box of 1
BBF1323SUBox of 4

Strips: 20 mm x 30 mm (1 strip/unit box)

20x30mm
BFR100301Box of 1

Strips: 25 mm x 50 mm (1 strip/unit box)

25x50mm
BFR100401Box of 1

BioFiber -CM Product Codes

Product Item No.Product Description

Strips: 20 mm x 30 mm (1 strip/unit box)

20x30mm
BFR100302Box of 1