The arthroscopic Brostrom technique can be performed utilizing the Arthrex® Brostrom Repair Implant system. Utilizing BioComposite™ SutureTak® anchors and curved Micro SutureLasso™, surgeons are able to perform an all-arthroscopic lateral ankle ligament repair while simultaneously addressing any intra-articular pathology that may be present from the previous injury.
InternalBrace™ Technique for Brostrom Repair
Brostrom repair with the InternalBrace™ procedure provides additional fixation of the repaired ligament back down to bone during the healing process, allowing early mobility during recovery and a quicker return to activity.1 The InternalBrace 2.0 surgical technique provides surgical versatility with added size and material options. It comes with a talus offset guide that allows for reproducible anatomic placement of the talus SwiveLock® anchor. Surgeons can drill, tap, and implant the SwiveLock anchor through the guide. The InternalBrace technique allows the surgeon to support the primary Brostrom repair of soft tissue to bone for lateral or medial ankle instability repair and can be used for chronic ankle injuries and revisions.
Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction can be performed using a free tendon graft and a rigid interference screw with the BioComposite Tenodesis implants. This technique allows for anatomic reconstruction of the anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ligaments with simple tensioning and rigid fixation of the graft.
Arthrex has developed a simple, safe, and reproducible technique using the BioComposite SwiveLock® and FiberTape®. InternalBrace™ ligament augmentation repair can be used to augment to a Broström procedure. InternalBrace ligament augmentation repair allows the surgeon to correct lateral or medial ankle instability. It can be used in acute and chronic ankle sprains.