Mini TightRope® Technique for Hallux Valgus

The Mini TightRope® procedure is useful as an alternative or adjunct method for reduction of the intermetatarsal angle. A FiberWire® and button construct is placed across (distally or proximally) the first and second metatarsals. Reduction of the IMA is obtained with a clamp. The Mini TightRope is tightened and tied. The reduced intermetatarsal angle is held at the desired degree of correction. Used alone or in conjunction another procedure, this technique affords a greater degree of strength and security than can be achieved with the soft tissue repair alone. Additionally, the Mini TightRope System provides a more technically straightforward method of maintaining the intermetatarsal angle than with conventional osteotomies while avoiding the complications associated with osteotomies. A buttress plate is available to be placed against the second metatarsal to spread the load of the Mini TightRopes more evenly.

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The Mini TightRope® procedure is useful as an alternative or adjunct method for reduction of the intermetatarsal angle. A FiberWire® and button construct is placed across (distally or proximally) the first and second metatarsals. Reduction of the IMA is obtained with a clamp. The Mini TightRope is tightened and tied. The reduced intermetatarsal angle is held at the desired degree of correction. Used alone or in conjunction another procedure, this technique affords a greater degree of strength and security than can be achieved with the soft tissue repair alone. Additionally, the Mini TightRope System provides a more technically straightforward method of maintaining the intermetatarsal angle than with conventional osteotomies while avoiding the complications associated with osteotomies. A buttress plate is available to be placed against the second metatarsal to spread the load of the Mini TightRopes more evenly.

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Surgical Technique Animations (1)

The 1.1 mm Mini TightRope® Implant for Hallux Valgus Correction
02:13 | English | 05/15/2018 | AN1-00280-EN C

Surgical Technique Guides (1)

510Ks (1)

510K Arthrex Knotless Mini TightRopes
English | 03/16/2022 | K213644 A

Patient Education Animations (1)

Hallux Valgus Repair with Mini TightRope® System
01:07 | English | 08/23/2017 | PAN1-00008-EN E

Presentation Videos (2)

Arthrex Foot & Ankle Innovation for Sports Surgeons
Steve Martin, MD
19:51 | English | 07/28/2014 | VPT1-00246-EN A
Lapidus Procedure for Hallux Valgus Correction with Mini TightRope®
Sam Labib, MD
29:07 | English | 04/15/2013 | VID1-0433-EN A

Product and Technique Highlights (1)

Soluciones Arthrex para el Hallux Valgus
Spanish | 10/26/2010 | LS0453-ES C