By PR Rocket on April 20, 2017
Ziptek LLC, founded by Sarasota-based orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Bennett M.D., is proud to announce its newly obtained FDA-approval for the ZipE® knotless tissue repair and attachment device. ZipE® is an absorbable button that moves down a suture, locking itself from moving backward with each forward movement. It can be used in minimally-invasive techniques and open surgeries to accomplish tissue-to-tissue and tissue-to-bone repair. Most importantly, since it functions similar to a zip tie, ZipE® prevents the need to tie knots in small spaces and creates a superior contact of the repaired tissue compared to any other device on the market.
Ziptek LLC exhibited at the March 2017 AAOS Meeting in San Diego and garnered significant national and international interest by surgeons and distributors alike for the newly FDA-approved ZipE®. Given that the U.S soft tissue repair market generates $2 to $3 billion per year, with at least 500,000 rotator cuff and 1,000,000 ankle ligament cases annually, the ZipE® can play a major role in transforming the surgical outcomes of countless patients. It offers the unprecedented ability to disperse pressure across a larger surface area and help prevent the suture from tearing out through the tissue. This makes ZipE® incredibly valuable for better and improved tissue healing with a far lower rate of non-healing and re-tears.