SuperCable® Cerclage

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SuperCable® Cerclage

SuperCable is a revolutionary polymer cable system that provides long-term dynamic compressive loading across healing bone fragments. The system is designed to solve many of the inherent problems of traditional monofilament wire and cabling systems.

  • Fatigue strength superior to both wire and cables thereby reducing complications due to breakage.
  • The elimination of cable-generated metal particle debris that have been shown to greatly increase wear in adjacent total joints.
  • No sharp cable ends to irritate patient tissue.
  • No sharp cable ends to cut surgeon’s gloves or cause “sharps injury”.
  • Provides long-term dynamic compressive loading across bone fragments to offer the possibility for better healing and increased construct strength.
  • Cables can be easily retightened to adjust cable tension, especially when multiple cables are applied, both saving time and reducing the number of cables required.
  • Cables are easy and quick to manipulate within the wound.
  • No metal cable contacting metallic implants.
  • Simple instrumentation – the tensioning instrument allows for precise tightening and locking of cables as well as sequential re-tensioning of previously placed cables.
  • Comprehensive range of titanium plates, trochanteric grips, locking and compression screws available (more information below).

SuperCable® is designed and manufactured by Kinamed Inc.

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Product Description

SuperCable Plate & Grip System

This next generation system of trochanteric grips and cable-plates utilizes the clinically proven SuperCable® polymer cerclage system while also providing the unique option for use of either compression or locking bone screws*. Locking screws offer improved construct rigidity, improved fixation in osteopenic bone, and the ability to place effective unicortical screws. Every screw hole in all plate or grip sizes allow for placement of either a compression or locking screw for maximum flexibility and effectiveness in reconstructing complex fractures and osteotomies.

Features of the SuperCable® Grips and Cable-Plates include:

  • Ability to utilize locking or compression screws in any screw-hole.
  • Ability to place a short locking screw directly into the trochanteric fragment or adjacent to implant components.
  • Ability to preserve periosteal blood supply via use of locking screws.
  • Polymer cables with fatigue strength superior to both wire and metal cables, thereby reducing complications due to cable fretting and breakage.
  • Provision of long-term dynamic compressive loading across bone fragments, via the Iso-Elastic™ property of the polymer cables, to offer the possibility for better healing and increased construct strength.
  • Cables can be easily retightened to adjust cable tension, both saving time and reducing the number of cables required.

*Featuring Agilock® Technology

  • Contoured proximal anatomic fit.
  • Sharp proximal hooks to penetrate musculature and secure trochanter.
  • Small distal anti-rotation hooks.
  • Option for placement of short locking screws in trochanteric fragment, or anywhere adjacent to medullary implant.
  • Cable holes optimized for use with polymer SuperCable.
  • Curved Cable-Plate in long sizes to match femoral bow.
  • Choose locking or compression screws.
  • Either screw type can be placed in either end of oval screw-hole for more placement options.
  • Bi-directional screw holes allow dynamic compression to be applied in either direction.
  • Screw-holes offset from centerline for increased flexibility in obtaining optimal bone purchase.
  • Compression screws can be angled up to 57º and 16º to make best use of available bone stock.

Cable made from UHMWPe and Nylon. US Pat. No. 6,589,246 and 7,207,090. Additional US & World Patents Pending.

Product Documents

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  • SuperCable Grip and Plate Brochure
  • SuperCable Folder
  • SuperCable - Fatigue Strength Testing

Clinical Documents

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  • Article describing the safety hazards of metal wire and cable in orthopaedic surgery
  • SuperCable Case Vignette
  • Case Vignette - Femoral mid shaft peri-prosthetic fracture
  • Polymer cerclage eliminates a significant source of metallic debris in revision arthroplasty
  • Published clinical study on the SuperCable system
  • Published clinical study on the utility of the SuperCable system in revision shoulder Arthroplasty

Surgical Techniques

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  • SuperCable Surgical Technique

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