Validated by Level 1 clinical evidence
No harvest site morbidity or need for donor tissue
Easy, reproducible procedure
Indicated for a broad range of ACL tear types
Replaces the ACL with a graft
Reapproximation of tissue with suture
Restores the native ACL
Bridges the gap between the ends of the torn ACL
Clinically effective for majority of ACL tear types, proximal to distal
Autologous whole blood is combined with the BEAR Implant to form a clot that bridges the gap between the torn ends of the ACL and protects the clot from the harsh synovial environment.
The BEAR Implant facilitates the body's own healing response by supporting cell migration and proliferation.
Within eight weeks, the BEAR Implant is resorbed and replaced with native cells, collagen and blood vessels. The new tissue continues to remodel and strengthen over time.
The rehabilitation protocol for the BEAR Implant has been carefully designed to help protect the ACL during the healing process. See the BEAR Implant PT protocol for more information.
*As measured at 6 months, 6 and 12 months, 6 and 12 months, and 12 months, respectively.
Are at least 14 years old and skeletally mature
Have a complete rupture of their ACL confirmed by MRI
Can undergo surgery within 50 days of tearing their ACL
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In February 2015, Corey Peak became the first person to have the BEAR Implant surgery in clinical trials. Watch his story to see how he’s doing 6+ years later and learn more about how the BEAR Implant helps heal a torn ACL.
The BEAR Implant was cleared by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration through the De Novo Pathway. It is indicated for skeletally mature patients at least 14 years of age with a complete rupture of the ACL, as confirmed by MRI. Patients must have an ACL stump attached to the tibia to construct the repair. For full product and risk information, including indications, contraindications, warnings and potential adverse effects, see the Instructions for Use on this website.