Dr. McLaughlin has used his knowledge of shoulder anatomy and function to create a new knotless anchor for both rotator cuff repair and labral repair, the Knotilus™ Loop implant system.  

Dr. McLaughlin is the principal inventor of the Knotilus™ surgical anchor system. Knotilus™ is a surgical anchor that is used to repair shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears, knee and ankle injuries. Dr. McLaughlin has been awarded multiple US patents for Knotilus™ and the anchor system is distributed worldwide by Stryker Orthopedics. 

Traditionally, these repairs required the tying of knots with sutures for fixation. Recently knotless fixation has been introduced, creating strong, lower profile repairs.