Comparing knotless suture button versus screw fixation of unstable syndesmosis injuries
Lower complication rate and faster return to sports in patients with acute syndesmotic rupture treated with a new knotless suture button deviceKnee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2018 Oct;26(10):3156-3164. doi: 10.1007/s00167-017-4820-3
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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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