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i-Stitch

The A.M.I. i-Stitch System allows quick, secure fixation of suspension sutures in areas which are difficult to reach, and can be used alone for vaginal sacrospinous fixation or in combination with mesh implants for pelvic floor reconstruction.

Applications include:

  • Medial suspension of sutures or mesh to the sacrospinous ligament for level 1 support during pelvic floor reconstruction
  • Attachment of mesh to the tendinous arch of pelvic fascia or other muscle structures for level 2 or 3 support
  • Vaginal sacrospinous fixation (according to Amreich-Richter)


Once the reusable instrument has been equipped with a disposable loading unit - comprising a thumb-slider, dispenser, hollow needle and specially-formed suture material - it is ready for suture fixation in just a few steps.

 

 

 

As soon as the instrument reaches the desired position, the tip of the i-Stitch is pressed into the tissue until it penetrates. The hollow needle filled with suture material is then pushed forward until the elastic suture end passes through the instrument’s tip. Once the suture end has clicked firmly into place, the hollow needle can then be pulled back and the instrument removed carefully from the tissue. The
i-Stitch can be used with loading units containing either absorbable or non-absorbable suture material, depending on the procedure and the surgeon’s preference. 
 

i-Stitch Animation


For further information about the i-Stitch or to arrange a visit by one of our product specialists, please contact us here.

 

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