Format

Send to

Choose Destination
Arthroscopy. 2005 Jul;21(7):898.

Intraoperative arthroscopic suture anchor reloading.

Author information

1
Second Orthopaedic Department, General Army Hospital, Athens, Greece.

Abstract

The success of an arthroscopic procedure depends considerably on the successful and secure tying of arthroscopic knots, which reapproximate and stabilize avulsed or torn soft tissues to their original bed. Failure to perform appropriate knot tying may jeopardize the success of the operation. We describe a simple and reliable technique for intraoperative arthroscopic replacement of the suture through the eyelet of an already-inserted bone anchor. This technique allows for replacement of a fretted suture or a loose knot with a new suture, offering the opportunity to repeat the knot tying procedure with a new intact suture.

PMID:
16012510
DOI:
10.1016/j.arthro.2005.04.098
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Elsevier Science
Loading ...
Support Center