KFx Medical Corporation announced today that on September 8, 2009, it was awarded U.S. Patent No. 7,585,311 by the United States Patent and Trademark office. The key patent covers a broad range of methods used to perform surgical knotless tissue fixation, including the double row tissue repair technique used to restore the rotator cuff to its correct anatomic position.
“This broad seminal patent is an important milestone for our company and was the result of a great team effort over many years by KFx and our patent counsel, Knobbe, Martens, Olson, & Bear,” indicated Tate Scott, President and CEO. “Double row repairs restore the correct anatomy and have been demonstrated to result in better clinical outcomes with fewer re-tears of the rotator cuff.”
Double row techniques have proven difficult for a number of sports medicine and orthopedic surgeons to perform due to the multitude of knots that must be tied through canuulas and under arthroscopic viewing. KFx’s products are designed to eliminate knot tying and reduce the overall surgical time and effort needed for this surgical approach.