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J Foot Ankle Surg. 2018 Jan - Feb;57(1):159-161. doi: 10.1053/j.jfas.2017.07.007.

Suture-Button Fixation and Mini-Open Anterior Inferior Tibiofibular Ligament Augmentation Using Suture Tape for Tibiofibular Syndesmosis Injuries.

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1
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan. Electronic address: teramoto.atsushi@gmail.com.
2
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
3
Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
4
Professor, Second Division of Physical Therapy, Sapporo Medical University School of Health Sciences, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.
5
Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sapporo Medical University School of Medicine, Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan.

Abstract

Tibiofibular fixation using suture-button implants is an optional method for the surgical treatment of syndesmosis injuries. Although good clinical outcomes have been reported, inadequate stability between the tibia and fibula has also been documented. Thus, suture-button fixation is not considered the reference standard. For surgical treatment of lateral ligament injuries of the ankle, good treatment outcomes have also been reported with ligament augmentation using nonabsorbable suture tape. Ligament augmentation tape with suture-button fixation could also be promising for improved treatment outcomes in syndesmosis injuries. We describe suture-button fixation together with mini-open anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament augmentation using suture tape for treatment of syndesmosis injuries.

KEYWORDS:

internal brace; ligament augmentation; suture-button fixation; syndesmosis injury

PMID:
29268900
DOI:
10.1053/j.jfas.2017.07.007
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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