Hard-body screw-in anchor platform​

Confidence in every repair.

AlphaVent provides a comprehensive, versatile and strong suture anchor offered in PEEK and biocomposite materials for a variety of sports medicine repairs.
AlphaVent Hard-body screw-in anchor platform​  ​

AlphaVent suture anchor platform offers three anchor sizes and 44 implants. This array of options allows you to utilize the anchor for a multitude of sports medicine procedures.

  • PEEK (poly-ether-ether-ketone) and biocomposite (85% PLLA, 15% B-TCP) material options
  • 4.75mm, 5.5mm and 6.5mm sizes
  • Sliding and non-sliding options
  • Needled and non-needled options
  • Single, double and triple-loaded configurations with suture and tape
  • Instrumentation for all bone qualities​​​​
AlphaVent implants

AlphaVent features

AlphaVent biocomposite product feature callouts

A. Needles safely stored in handle for relevant configurations.

B. Fully slotted driver allows for intra-operative screw re-engagements and removal.

C. 16mm length allows for multiple points of fixation without screw convergence in double-row repairs.

D. Both PEEK and biocomposite material options have been clinically biocompatible over decades of clinical use.1

Note: Biocomposite implant shown above.

Instrumentation options that fit your need​s

Multiple pilot hole creation options are available with the AlphaVent platform.

Awls, drills, taps and punch-taps available to fulfill your technique preferences and enable efficient pilot hole creation across bone qualities.

AlphaVent instrumentations
Osteoconductive material

22 biocomposite implant offerings to meet your procedural needs

Biocomposite material: 85% Poly(L-Lactide) (PLLA) and 15% Beta-tricalcium phosphate (β-TCP) ​

  • Leverages the osteoconductive properties of β-TCP, paired with the strength of PLLA2,3,4
  • Designed to promote bone healing and bony ingrowth at the implant site3,5,6,7
  • Clinically proven to be biocompatible over decades of clinical use5
cortical threads outlined on alphavent

Dual-thread technology employed to optimize engagement in cortical and cancellous bone.8

unobstructed cannulation and venting on AlphaVent highlighted

Venting and complete cannulation designed to facilitate access of bone marrow and associated cells to the repair site.

AlphaVent proprietary soft triple eyelet

Proprietary soft triple eyelet is higher strength than eyelets of leading competitors' anchors.8

Featured video library

Repairing a delaminated rotator cuff tear featuring Stryker's AlphaVent PEEK anchor platform and Champion suture passers with Dr. J.R. Rudzki*

Rotator cuff repair of the subscap using AlphaVent to Omega surgical technique with Dr. James Genuario*

Resources and downloads


1. DHD14628
2. TR22268​
3. Sae Hoon Kim, MD, PhD, Do Yeon Kim,y MD, Ji Eun Kwon,z MD, Ji Soon Park,§ MD, and Joo Han Oh,y|| MD, PhD. Perianchor Cyst Formation Around Biocomposite Biodegradable Suture Anchors After Rotator Cuff Repair. Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seoul, Korea. 2015. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol. 43, No. 12 DOI: 10.1177/0363546515608484​3. BCDSR11256​
4. Y Shikinami, M Okuno, Bioresorbable devices made of forged composites of hydroxyapatite (HA) particles and poly-L-lactide (PLLA): Part I. Basic characteristics, Biomaterials, Volume 20, Issue 9, 1999, Pages 859-877, ISSN 0142-9612,​
5. BCDSR11449
6. Harri Pihlajamäki, Ole Böstman, Olli Tynninen, Outi Laitinen. Long-term tissue response to bioabsorbable poly-l-lactide and metallic screws: An experimental study,Bone. Volume 39, Issue 4. 2006. Pages 932-937. ISSN 8756-3282.​
7. Visscher LE, Jeffery C, Gilmour T, Anderson L, Couzens G. The history of suture anchors in orthopaedic surgery. Clin Biomech (Bristol, Avon). 2019;61:70-78.​
8. DHD14695, TR21098