Hand tendon lacerations are notoriously difficult to treat with over 25% of patients achieving an unsatisfactory clinical outcome as assessed by the clinician
Over 7% of repairs, require repeated surgery *
Suturing has been the gold standard in tendon repair for decades. A variety of different repair suturing methods are employed in the clinical setting, indicating that there is currently no unified, effective technique for tendon repair. Tendon rupture surgery requires a high skill of the surgeon and a relative great deal of time for locating the tendon and suturing. Furthermore, the results of the surgery are accompanied by a high percentage of complications involving movement limitation, adhesion, non-return to full function and repeated surgery.
Most of the complications are due to either adhesion of the tendon with surrounding tissues once passive physiotherapy is implemented post-op or re-rapture in the case of active physiotherapy is adopted. These complications originate from the limitations of today’s surgical suturing approach.
* Shelley Rawson et al., Suture techniques for tendon repair: a comparative review, Muscles, Ligaments and Tendons Journal 2013; (3): 220-228.
TendoMend Ltd.(the “Company”) is a private Israeli medical device start-up company established on beginning of 2019 and is based in Nazareth, Israel.
The Company was established by an experienced team of serial medical device entrepreneurs and senior engineers in close collaboration with Israel’s leading orthopedic surgeons.
The company has developed and is commercializing an innovative Dynamic Tendon Grip (DTG™) surgical device to replace the traditional, time-consuming nonunified suturing techniques of tendon rupture repairs, which are associated with a high prevalence of complications and revision surgery
The Company is a portfolio company of NGT3 VC and medical technology incubator (http://www.ngt3vc.com/), which provided the initial seed investment together with the Israel Innovation Authority.