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. Reference 1. Kulwin R, Watson TS, Rigby R, Coetzee JC, Vora A. Traditional modified Broström vs suture tape ligament augmentation. Foot Ankle Int. 2021;1071100720976071. doi:10.1177/1071100720976071 The InternalBrace surgical technique is intended only to augment the primary repair/reconstruction by expanding the area of tissue approximation during the healing period and is not intended as a replacement for the native ligament. The InternalBrace technique is for use during soft tissue-to-bone fixation procedures and is not cleared for bone-to-bone fixation.
The Arthrex MIS product portfolio continues to grow with the introduction of the Minimally Invasive Bunionectomy System. This trajectory system helps achieve correction and fixation placement using a percutaneous approach. Designed to work with this specific system, the beveled fully threaded screws are angled to provide zero-profile fixation. Additionally, a dedicated power unit and instrumentation are available. The MIS line is further supported by Medical Education courses focused on minimally invasive techniques.
The Ankle Fracture Management System was developed to be the most comprehensive set available for the treatment of ankle fractures. All fibula plates are engineered to work seamlessly with our proven Syndesmosis TightRope® implants. The set includes: The system can also be customized to include the FibuLock® fibular nail (an MIS solution for ankle fractures), posterolateral fibula plates, and/or 2.7 mm cortical screws depending on the surgeon’s preferences.
The MaxForce MTP plates use two modes of compression to help provide maximized compression of the arthrodesis site. In addition to a standard oblong compression hole with eccentric drilling, these plates use a unique compression mechanism that allows surgeons to manually dial in compression for MTP fusions. The teeth in the plate align with the teeth on the compression device to work like gears. As the compression device is turned clockwise, the plate shifts proximally, compressing the MTP joint. In addition, the new flat head cortical screws create a zero profile when seated fully into the plate, dramatically reducing hardware prominence. Combined with an array of plate lengths and curvatures, the new MaxForce MTP plating system has been designed to offer surgeons the most comprehensive, compressive and lowest profile construct on the market today.
The DX Knotless FiberTak® suture anchor provides the combined benefits of all-suture anchors with knotless soft-tissue fixation. A tensionable, suture-locking mechanism allows users to control the repair tension under direct visualization and the ability to interconnect anchors for bridging techniques. This anchor is ideal for small areas where minimal bone removal and knotless fixation are desired.
The Arthrex SpeedBridge repair is an innovative soft-tissue fixation device used in the treatment of Achilles injuries. While standard anchor fixation of the tendon creates only a single point of compression directly over the anchor, the SpeedBridge repair enables an hourglass pattern of FiberTape® suture to be laid over the distal end of the tendon. This 4-anchor construct enables a true knotless repair and a greater area of compression for the Achilles tendon on the calcaneus, improving stability such that immediate postoperative weightbearing and range of motion is possible. 1 Reference 1. Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery. 2013;52(5):575-579. doi:10.1053/j.jfas.2012.11.004.