This category contains the various forms of the Arthrex material FiberWire.
Many Arthrex product are based around FiberWire, a new composite material consisting of a multi-stranded long chain ultra high molecular weight polyethylene core with a polyester braided jacket.
Compared to monofilament nylon, FiberWire is stronger, and does not stretch.
In addition and very importantly FiberWire has much better wear characteristics.
Most lateral suture loops fail by abrasion, usually at the fabella. Use of FibreWire extends the working life of the lateral suture.
FiberWire is five times more resistant to abrasion than standard polyestersuture.
FiberWire ties very well with a creep free soft knot which again compares very well with nylon.
FiberWire is available in various presentations, as free strands, swaged onto needles or attached to suture anchors.
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