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ACE Report #10688
Ace Report Cover Foot & Ankle

Comparing knotless suture button versus screw fixation of unstable syndesmosis injuries

Study Type:Randomized Trial
OE Level Evidence:2
Journal Level of Evidence:1

Lower complication rate and faster return to sports in patients with acute syndesmotic rupture treated with a new knotless suture button device

Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Oct;26(10):3156-3164. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4820-3

Contributing Authors: C Colcuc M Blank T Stein F Raimann S Weber-Spickschen S Fischer R Hoffmann

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62 patients with either an isolated injury or concomitant injury of the syndesmosis to an ankle fracture were randomized to stabilization of the syndesmosis with either a knotless suture button device (TightRope; Arthrex) or a single, 3.5mm screw. A total of 54 patients were analyzed for follow-up. Patients were assessed over the first 12 months after surgery for patient-reported functional scores...

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