Arthroscopic Repair of Ankle Instability With All-Soft Knotless Anchors.

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TitleArthroscopic Repair of Ankle Instability With All-Soft Knotless Anchors.
Publication TypePapers in Scientific Journals
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPereira H., Vuurberg G., Gomes N., Oliveira J. M., Ripoll P. L., Reis R. L., Espregueira-Mendes J., and Niek V. D. C.

n recent years, arthroscopic and arthroscopically assisted techniques have been increasingly used to reconstruct the lateral ligaments of the ankle. Besides permitting the treatment of several comorbidities, arthroscopic techniques are envisioned to lower the amount of surgical aggression and to improve the assessment of anatomic structures. We describe our surgical technique for arthroscopic, two-portal ankle ligament repair using an all-soft knotless anchor, which is made exclusively of suture material. This technique avoids the need for classic knot-tying methods. Thus it diminishes the chance of knot migration caused by pendulum movements. Moreover, it avoids some complications that have been related to the use of metallic anchors and some currently available biomaterials. It also prevents prominent knots, which have been described as a possible cause of secondary complaints.

JournalArthroscopy Techniques
Date Published2017-02-28
KeywordsAll-Soft Knotless Anchors, Ankle Instability, Arthroscopic Repair
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