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ArthroCare Sports Medicine's SpeedScrew Provides New Option for Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair

Ian Lo, M.D. to Perform Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
with New SpeedScrew Implant in Live Webcast

On November 6th at 3:30 EST, Ian Lo, M.D. will be featured in an ORLive webcast of an arthroscopic rotator cuff repair procedure using ArthroCare Sports Medicine’s new SpeedScrew Device, a  next generation, fully threaded knotless implant designed to enable superior arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs.

“If you rely on bone fixation of the anchor to physically lock the suture,” said Dr. Lo, “then during the healing process when bone necrosis can occur, either the anchor or the sutures can come loose. This new implant does not rely on bone quality for suture lock because it locks the suture within the implant and not against the bone.  Further, the knotless nature of the technology provides a very low profile repair.”

“But the major advantage of this system,” added Dr. Lo, “is that it has independent tensioning of the sutures, independent fixation of the anchor and independent fixation of the sutures into the anchor.”  

Dr. Lo is an AHFMR Clinical Investigator and assistant professor for the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Faculty of Medicine, University of Calgary. He is a Junior McCaig Professor in the McCaig Centre for Joint Injury and Arthritis Research and is also a member of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research multidisciplinary team working to identify the specific factors that cause rotator cuff tears.

Dr. Lo’s procedure will be webcast live from the Health Resources Center in Calgary. During the live procedure viewers will be able to email questions to the OR.




Ian King Yeung Lo

Ian King Yeung Lo, MD

McCaig Junior Professor of Orthopaedics, Department of Surgery, Division of Orthopaedics University of Calgary

Robert Hollinshead

Robert Hollinshead, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon