JuggerKnot® Soft Anchor System

All-Suture Technology

Zimmer Biomet revolutionized soft tissue fixation in Sports Medicine with the introduction of the JuggerKnot anchor platform in 2009 with the 1.4 mm JuggerKnot, and we haven’t looked back. This award winning 100% suture based anchor system has quickly evolved into a family of anchors that offers the widest range of options for a multitude of different procedures.

  • Clinical Results: One study, performed with the 1.4 mm anchor, demonstrated clinically improved patient outcomes and fibrous tissue complete bony healing or combined fibro-osseous healing in the anchor tunnel1
  • Versatile: Gain access to the most robust soft anchor system on the market, which includes seven different size offerings and size specific instrumentation.
  • Strong: Strength is equal to or greater than some anchors two or three times larger2 and high pullout strength ranging from 20-120 lbs., depending on size of anchor3,4

JuggerKnot Soft Anchor 1.5 mm

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  • Most commonly utilized in the shoulder for labral tears
  • Designed with a #6 polyester sleeve and loaded with a #2 MaxBraid suture
  • 65 lbs. anchor pullout strength in cortical bone2
  • Unique instrumentation includes:
    • Curved: 23˚ curvature allowing the ability to drill a hole perpendicular to bone surface at anchor site
    • Percutaneous: Allows anchor to be inserted into the skin through a 2.4mm diameter guide, minimizing tissue trauma
    • Centering Sleeve: Assists with consistent anchor placement via the curved guide by centering anchor in the drill hole  

Additional Information

  1. Agrawal, V, MD; Pietrzak, WS, Ph.D. Triple labrum tears repaired with JuggerKnot™ soft anchor: Technique and results. Int J of Shoulder Surg 2015;9:81-9.
  2. Barber FA, MD, Herbert MA, Ph.D. “Cyclic Loading Biomechanical Analysis of the Pullout Strengths of Rotator Cuff and Glenoid Anchors: 2013 Update.” Arthroscopy, 29(5), p832-844, April 2013
  3. Barber FA, MD, Herbert MA, Ph.D, Hapa O., MD, Rapley JA, MD, Barber CA, Bynum JA, MD, Hrnack SC, MD. “Biomechanical Analysis of Pullout Strengths of Rotator Cuff and Glenoid Anchors: 2011 Update.” Arthroscopy, 27(7), p895-905, July 2011
  4. Data on file at Biomet Sports Medicine. Test Reports, AT47B, AT47D, BSM4, BSM03. Bench test results are not necessarily indicative of clinical results.

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