Scorpion™ Suture Passers
Scorpion suture passers are used in shoulder arthroscopy for rotator cuff and labral repair.
Designed for simplicity, the easy-to-use FastPass Scorpion™ SL (side-loading) suture passer supports more successful suture passes. The front side of the bottom jaw is solid to prevent suture and soft tissue from entering the bottom jaw when positioning onto the tendon. The suture-retrieving top jaw helps seamlessly pass and retrieve #2 FiberWire® suture.
The Labral Scorpion™ QL suture passer has a quick-loading bottom jaw and suture-retrieving top jaw. This intuitive suture passer’s streamlined, low-profile jaws are designed for easily maneuvering the glenohumeral space, fit through a 6 mm cannula, and are ideal for passing and retrieving #2 FiberWire suture through a single portal.
FastPass Scorpion™ SL Suture Passer Simple, Side-Loading
• Solid front jaw helps avoid previously passed sutures
• Multifunctional instrument grasps tissue and passes and retrieves
• Easy, one-step suture loading
• Low-profile design fits down a 6 mm cannula
• Jaw design grasps up to 16 mm of thick tissue
• Compatible with MultiFire Scorpion Needle (AR-13995N)
Step 1 Load 1-2 inches of #2 FiberWire suture into the side slot on the bottom jaw. Pull the suture to the back end of the groove.
Step 2 Advance the suture passer through a lateral cannula and position on the tissue. Squeeze the instrument with the palm of your hand, advancing the needle and suture through the tissue.* The needle will retract when the handle is released.
Step 3 Retract the suture passer from the tissue, with the suture captured in the top jaw, from the lateral cannula. Pull both suture limbs and squeeze the instrument to advance the needle and release the suture.