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2014 Everost Catalog

Lateral Stabilization

OrthoZip
new orthozip tray

Today, we are re-inventing again! We are extremely excited to introduce the OrthoZip System. This system is a crimpless,

knotless system that allows for very precise, incremental tension of the lateral suture. A key component to the system is the OrthoZip high strength fiber. OrthoZip is a one piece, loop of fiber that has strength and other mechanical characteristics that far exceed the current fibers.

With the OrthoZip System, one is able to provide the very best in care, using the latest advancements and saving on all the expensive instrumentation.

Constant improvement coupled with new ideas creates success!

Advantages of OrthoZip:

  • Crimpless/Knotless Lateral Suture Fixation
  • OrthoZip Loop Fiber
  • 60% more strength than non-looped suture
  • Precise tension control
  • No stress risers
  • OrthoZip post allows for suture
    movement
  • Versatile applications
  • No expensive instrumentation

Step-by-Step Instructions for UseDownload Tips and Tricks

Step 1

Identify Isometric Points. Select the appropriate sized drill bit and pre-drill holes in the femoral and tibial isometric markers.

Step 2

Identify Isometric Points. Select the appropriate sized drill bit and pre-drill holes in the femoral and tibial isometric markers.

Step 3

Use a depth gauge to measure the depth of each hole so the appropriate post length is used. Please refer to Tips and Tricks for more information. Use a hex screwdriver to place femoral post.

Step 4

Use a depth gauge to measure the depth of each hole so the appropriate post length is used. Please refer to Tips and Tricks for more information. Use a hex screwdriver to place tibial post.

Step 5

Reduce the size of the OrthoZip locking suture by pulling the two individual strands. As you do so place around posts, pull tight to remove slack. Be careful not to overtighten.

Step 6

Check for drawer prior to final tightening. Tighten the OrthoZip for the final time. There is no need to knot or crimp at this point. The OrthoZip locks as it tightens.