Knotless SutureTak® Open Repair Technique
After debriding the diseased tissue, securely fixate the tissue back to the bone to assist in healing lateral epicondylitis. The 3.0 mm Knotless SutureTak open repair anchor combines a proven anchor design1 and an anchor-first technique to securely repair soft tissue. Additionally, knotless soft-tissue fixation eliminates knot stacks, which can loosen and cause tissue irritation.A short drill guide is used with this technique, allowing precision anchor placement. Prepare the bone for anchor placement using the 2.6 mm drill. Following anchor placement through the drill guide, use a needle to pass the repair suture through the tissue in a reverse figure 8. Use the TigerLink™ suture to shuttle the repair suture and create the suture-locking mechanism. The repair suture can control the repair tension under direct visualization. Remove any extra suture slack before performing final suture tensioning and cutting the suture limb.Reference1. Arthrex, Inc. LA1-00017-EN_A. Naples, FL; 2015.