FDL Implant System
The FDL Implant System is used for posterior tibial tendon dysfunction. Arthrex has developed the Tenodesis Tension-Slide Technique for FDL tendon transfer. The flexor digitorum longus tendon is traced to the master knot of Henry and harvested. It is then transferred to the navicular and stabilized with the DX button on the dorsal cortex as well as with a Tenodesis screw for aperture fixation. This procedure can be done in conjunction with the InternalBrace™ spring ligament augmentation.
FHL Implant System
The FHL Implant System is used for reinforcement of an Achilles repair. Arthrex has developed the Tenodesis Tension-Slide Technique for FHL tendon transfer. The flexor hallucis longus tendon is traced to the calcaneus and harvested. It is then transferred to the posterior calcaneus and stabilized with the DX button on the plantar cortex, as well as a Tenodesis screw for aperture fixation.
The Tenodesis screw may be used in conjunction with #2 or 2-0 FiberWire® suture to facilitate intraoperative tissue tensioning and fixation in a predrilled socket. The predrilled socket minimizes incision length, dissection, and overall morbidity. BioComposite, vented PEEK, or titanium Tenodesis screws provide superior and immediate fixation for foot and ankle indications such as Achilles repair, FDL or FHL tendon transfers, and lateral ligament stabilization. The Tenodesis Screw System can also be used for applications in the hand (LTRI), elbow (UCL, distal biceps), and shoulder (rotator cuff repair, proximal biceps), as well as for collateral ligament repair, reconstruction, and secondary graft or suture fixation for ACL or PCL reconstruction. This construct allows for direct tendon-to-bone healing, without hardware prominence.