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Traditional fixation of long bone fractures and the repair of detached tissues to bone is invasive, may require multiple surgeries and results in repairs that are often too rigid in construction or have suboptimal soft tissue fixation.


In Europe and the US approximately 5 million people suffer severe bone fractures or tissue to bone injuries. The annual costs associated with the treatment of these injuries are estimated at c. USD 20 bn for US and Europe.

Current techniques to treat these complex injuries include the use of titanium or metal screws and plates and/or nails.

Key disadvantages of the current techniques can include:

  • Rigid fixation, especially around the joints
  • Poor surgical options for metaphyseal and periarticular fragments
  • Multiple surgeries required to implant, adjust and remove 
  • Fixation points are limited due to fixed hole locations on implants

Sports Injury

The sports medicine market is expected to grow from USD 5.5 billion in 2020 to USD 7.2 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period

Current techniques to treat these complex sport injuries include the use of sutures to re-attach tissue to bone and suture anchors. Key disadvantages of the current techniques are that knotless suture anchors and the use of a surgical knots have the risk of suture creep and knot slippage, which can result in inadequate repair, longer rehabilitation and revision surgery.

The opportunity to utilise ultrasonic technology to intracorporeally weld implants together offers a number of distinct advantages over existing technologies:

Minimally invasive and more focused application

Where bone healing is concerned, the fixation can be made smaller and less complicated as welding can be utilized to achieve strong initial fixation. This gives surgeons the ability to fix more complex fractures. 

Improved surgical outcomes 

The use of the SutureWeld for fixing sutures in place without the use of a surgical knot has the potential to improve surgical outcomes by preventing suture creep and knot slippage for suture anchor use across a number of open and arthroscopic techniques.

Time saving

Potential saving in average surgical procedure length

Reduced exposure to X-ray radiations

Reduction in procedure time will reduce exposure to X-ray radiation

Opportunities for further applications

Further opportunities to use the platform ultrasonic technology to weld polymer directly to bone; operate using weldable spinal cages; re-liquify bone cement for revision arthroplasty; and disinfect infected wounds