Arthroscopically Confirmed Femoral Button Deployment

Sonnery-Cottet, Bertrand, Rezende, Fernando, Martins Neto, Ayrton, Fayard, Jean, Thaunat, Mathieu and Kader, Deiary (2014) Arthroscopically Confirmed Femoral Button Deployment. Arthroscopy Techniques, 3 (3). e309-e312. ISSN 22126287

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eats.2014.01.007

Abstract

The anterior cruciate ligament TightRope RT (Arthrex, Naples, FL) is a graft suspension device for cruciate ligament reconstruction. It is an adjustable-length graft loop cortical fixation device designed to eliminate the requirement for loop length calculation and to facilitate complete graft fill of short femoral sockets that are common with anatomic anterior cruciate ligament placement. The adjustable loop length means "one size fits all," thus removing the need for multiple implant sizes and allowing graft tensioning even after fixation. However, the device has been associated with the same complications that have been described with EndoButton (Smith & Nephew Endoscopy, Andover, MA) fixation. The button of the TightRope RT may remain in the femoral tunnel rather than flipping outside of the tunnel to rest on the lateral femoral cortex, or it may become jammed inside the femoral canal. Conversely, the button may be pulled too far off the femoral cortex into the overlying soft tissue and flip in the substance of the vastus lateralis. We describe a new and simple arthroscopic technique to directly visualize the deployment and seating of the TightRope button on the lateral cortex of the femur to avoid all the aforementioned complications.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B800 Medical Technology
C600 Sports Science
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > School of Life Sciences > Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 18 Aug 2014 14:17
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:27
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/17474

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