Kator Wins Clearance for Suture Anchor System
The FDA has granted 510(k) clearance to medical device startup Kator for its suture anchor system.
The system is designed for tissue-to-bone reattachment in arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery. It provides knotless fixation with suture anchors equipped with four high-strength sutures, as well as the ability to independently tension each suture.
According to the Logan, Utah-based company, repair constructs with the Kator suture anchor have shown to have double the fixation strength versus market-leading suture anchors.
The system allows surgeons to repair torn rotator cuffs with fewer suture anchors and preserve more bone and increase the area for tendon healing, the company says. — Michael Cipriano