Providing Unparalled Flexibility19 and Zero Fractures2
All other self-expanding nitinol stents are fashioned from a rigid, inflexible nitinol tube. As shown in the photo below, such laser-cut stents are less likely to conform to a dynamic vascular environment and can potentially kink and fracture in tortuous vessels (left).
With the Supera™ Stent, however, individual flexible nitinol wires are interwoven for unparalleled flexibility,20 excellent kink resistance, and the ability to mimic the natural movement of the anatomy21-23 (right). Given the twisting and compression characteristics of the superficial femoral artery and proximal popliteal, this stent is an effective choice.
Consequently, data on over 2,000 patients published in 17 studies have shown that at 1 year the Supera™ Stent has zero fractures.2,3,24-38