Regenerative Medicine VI:
Artelon is a knitted textile made from Polyurethane Urea. It is porous, biologically inert and hyper elastic material. This synthetic provisional matrix is for tendon and ligament reconstruction. Artelon integrates into surrounding tissue, and slowly dissolves in 4-5 years. It’s stiffness prevents stress shielding and allows for immediate stability to the repair site. This biologic can lower the risk of repair failure, restore stability and allow for more rapid rehabilitation and return to activity.