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Cayenne Medical Launches Quattro(TM) Shoulder System for Rotator Cuff and Labral Repair

Full Line of Anchors Designed to Answer Market Demand for Improved Procedural Technique and Cost-Efficiency

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. - Cayenne Medical, Inc., a private sports medicine device company specializing in the soft tissue reconstruction segment, announced the worldwide launch of the Quattro(TM) Shoulder System for rotator cuff and labral repair. The Quattro System features a complete line of knotless and pre-loaded PEEK high-strength suture anchors and tailored instrumentation. Quattro will be on display during the 2012 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting (AOSSM), July 12-14, Baltimore, Maryland, at the Cayenne Medical booth #710.

David Springer, CEO of Cayenne Medical, said, "Cayenne Medical has seen great clinical success with the Quattro Shoulder System since its limited market release earlier this year, and we are excited to now expand availability worldwide. Quattro builds upon our best-in-class soft tissue repair technology for the knee, answering an industry demand for quality patient outcomes while reducing overall procedure cost."

The Quattro Shoulder System utilizes innovative Quattro Link Knotless Anchor technology for rotator cuff repairs offering new control in suture management and repair options. Quattro Link enables surgeon-controlled tensioning of each suture strand, with a unique cleat design to maintain proper tension throughout anchor deployment. It is indicated to accept four suture strands, minimizing the number of anchors needed per case for a more streamlined procedure. A self-punching version is also offered for ease of anchor insertion. The System also features the Quattro X Suture Anchor, preloaded with two strands of #2 Force Fiber(TM) high strength suture and developed with a tapered thread design for optimal bone purchase.

Kenneth D. Montgomery, MD, of Tri-County Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine in Morristown, New Jersey, said, "The Quattro Shoulder System enables a truly comprehensive, cost-effective and intuitive approach to shoulder repair. The ability to manually set tension and reverse tension, if needed, enables an anatomic repair through a simplified procedure. The new Link Anchor easily accepts multiple suture strands, which I have found especially useful in cases with complex tears or limited bone for anchor implantation."

For labral repair, the system includes the pre-loaded Quattro GL Suture Anchor, featuring a unique eyelet design for simplified suture management. All anchor options provide high pull-out strength (419N with the GL Suture Anchor, 447N with the X Suture Anchor, and 519N with the Link Knotless Anchor) for a secure, reliable repair, and are available in a variety of sizes to accommodate individual patient pathology.

James Dreese, MD, of the University of Maryland Medical Center, Timonium, Maryland, said, "The Quattro Shoulder System includes all the tools needed for a strong, fast, anatomic shoulder repair. My experience with the GL Suture Anchor, especially, has proven superior ease of use in labral repair with improved control in suture sliding and anchor deployment."

The complete Quattro Shoulder System is designed to enable a simplified, efficient technique with both clinical and economic advantages for patients and surgeons. In addition to suture anchors, the system includes the Quattro Suture Passer and tailored instrumentation for anchor implantation.

Cayenne Medical also offers a full line of best-in-class products for knee ligament reconstruction and meniscal repair, including the AperFix® II System, CrossFix® II Meniscal Repair System and iFix® System, with plans to continue to expand its soft tissue repair portfolio to joints throughout the body. For more information on Cayenne Medical, please visit

About Cayenne Medical, Inc.:

Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Cayenne Medical is a privately-held medical device company defining new technology for the soft tissue reconstruction segment of the sports medicine market. The company was founded in 2005 and is focused on leading the transformation of traditional arthroscopic procedures, by applying advanced technology through minimally invasive techniques. For more information, visit


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