IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Pegasus Biologics, Inc., a developer of unique collagen scaffolds for soft tissue repair, announced today that its OrthADAPT® PR Bioimplant, a Class 2 medical device, has now been utilized by surgeons in a first-of-its kind rotator cuff repair procedure. Pegasus’ biologically based surgical mesh is specifically engineered for arthroscopic delivery and utilizes Pegasus’ existing OrthADAPT collagen matrix combined with a special polymer mesh for added strength and to facilitate surgical delivery.
The procedure was performed last week by US-based orthopedic surgeon, Luis Vargas, M.D., in Caracas, Venezuela, to teach two South American surgeons the new technique. Dr. Vargas is Director of Research and Education for Sports Medicine at Baptist Doctors’ Hospital in Miami, and is a fellow of noted orthopedic surgeon, John Uribe, M.D.
“This new product offers the benefit of a biologic enhancement (biologically enhanced repair) through an arthroscopic technique with more tendon to bone fixation than double row techniques,” said Dr. Uribe.