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Knotless Suture Implant System

“OPUS Magnum 2 is a knotless implant system where the tendon is anchored in the bone.  The system provides a re-producible, reliable tensioning system that gives a surgeon a great sense of security when they walk out of the OR,” says Armen Kelikian, MD, Professor of Clinical Orthopedic Surgery at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, where he has received the James K. Stack Teaching Award four times in recognition of his academic and research activities.  “There is no comparable system on the market that offers me the confidence of knowing I have placed the strongest device implant.” On August 12th at 5:00 EDT, ArthroCare Sports Medicine will air on ORLive web-cast from the Northwestern University Medical Center in Chicago.

The live web-cast will feature an Achilles tendon repair using Magnumwire and the OPUS Magnum 2 system. During Dr. Kelikian’s live procedure, viewers can email questions regarding the technique, providing an important interactive element to this educational event.  After a small incision, MagnumWire suture will be stitched in the tendon.  The suture is loaded into the implant and then the implant is seated into the bone.  Lastly, the tendon is tensioned back to its anatomic footprint. “If you’re open to it, the learning curve is short and this is a system that provides simple and consistent results,” adds Dr. Kelikian.



Armen Kelikian

Armen Kelikian, MD

Professor of Orthopedics at Northwestern University Medical School