The device is intended for irreparable partial meniscus defects in the medial and lateral compartment. Only orthopedic/sports medicine surgeons experienced in treating patients with meniscal tears and who have received training on implanting the device should use the ACTIfit scaffold.
ACTIfit is for surgeons experienced in arthroscopy and treating meniscal tears. If the initial meniscus lesion cannot be sutured (repaired), then damaged tissue is removed in much the same way as in a partial meniscectomy and cut back to an area with good blood supply.
Relook photo courtesy of Prof J Bellemans, University Hospital Leuven, Belgium.
Only orthopedic / sports medicine surgeons experienced in treating patients with meniscal tears and who have received training on handling the device should use the ACTIfit implant. The device is intended for partial meniscus defects. The anterior and posterior horn should be intact and the meniscus rim should be stable.
ACTIfit’s clinical body of evidence is based on more than 25 studies published in the peer-reviewed literature, and cited in over 100journal articles. The largest multicenter study to date with 5-year results has been recently published in the American Journal of Sports Medicine. Key clinicians from across the world have presented ACTIfit results in congresses and conferences over the last ten years.
Cecile Toanen, MD, Aad Dhollander, MD, PT, PhD, Paolo Bulgheroni, MD, Giuseppe Filardo, MD, PhD, Stefano Zaffagnini, MD, PhD, Tim Spalding, MD, Joan Carles Monllau, MD, PhD, Pablo Gelber, MD, Rene Verdonk, MD, PhD, Philippe Beaufils, MD, PhD, Nicolas Pujol, MD, PhD, and Peter Verdonk, Md, PhD.
Investigation performed at the Orthopedic Department, Centre Hospitalier de Versailles, Le Chesnay, France.
The patient must have an intact meniscal rim, with anterior and posterior horns present, to enable attachment of ACTIfit. The procedure is performed arthroscopically, usually with spinal or general anesthesia. If the initial meniscus lesion cannot be sutured (repaired), then damaged tissue is removed in much the same way as in a partial meniscectomy and cut back to an area with good blood supply. For detailed inclusion/exclusion criteria See ACTIfit IFU.