CMC Mini TightRope® Fixation System

The Mini TightRope fixation system provides a unique means to suspend the thumb metacarpal and can be used after trapezial resection or removal for treatment of CMC arthritis or thumb CMC instability, and in case of revision with proximal migration after failed tendon reconstruction.The Mini TightRope implant supports and maintains the thumb and index metacarpals in proper relation while allowing for healing and scar tissue formation in the trapezial space.The construction consists of 2 strands of #2 FiberWire® that are fixed with 2 oblong stainless steel buttons for cortical fixation.The trapezial space may be left empty or filled with an allograft "anchovy" spacer.

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The Mini TightRope fixation system provides a unique means to suspend the thumb metacarpal and can be used after trapezial resection or removal for treatment of CMC arthritis or thumb CMC instability, and in case of revision with proximal migration after failed tendon reconstruction.The Mini TightRope implant supports and maintains the thumb and index metacarpals in proper relation while allowing for healing and scar tissue formation in the trapezial space.The construction consists of 2 strands of #2 FiberWire® that are fixed with 2 oblong stainless steel buttons for cortical fixation.The trapezial space may be left empty or filled with an allograft "anchovy" spacer.

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Educational Resources and Products

Mini TightRope® CMC Technique

Surgical Technique Animations | 00:43 | English | 03/22/2013 | AN1-0427-EN A

The Arthrex Mini TightRope® Implant

Jeff Yao, MD
Surgical Technique Videos | 09:37 | English | 12/08/2017 | VID1-00185-EN B
Mini TightRope® CMC Fixation
Surgical Technique Guides | English | 08/16/2021 | LT1-0427-en-US I
CMC Mini TightRope­­® Alternate Two Step Passing Technique
Mark DeHaan, MD
Surgical Technique Videos | 05:19 | English | 03/04/2016 | VID1-00717-EN A
CMC Mini TightRope® Construct Scientific Update
Scientific Updates | English | 07/24/2017 | LL1-00001-EN B
Mini TightRope® for Thumb CMC Arthritis - WebEx
Jeff Yao, MD
Presentation Videos | 35:06 | English | 09/08/2014 | WX1-00009-EN A
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Surgical Technique Videos (2)

The Arthrex Mini TightRope® Implant
Jeff Yao, MD
09:37 | English | 12/08/2017 | VID1-00185-EN B
CMC Mini TightRope­­® Alternate Two Step Passing Technique
Mark DeHaan, MD
05:19 | English | 03/04/2016 | VID1-00717-EN A

Surgical Technique Animations (1)

Mini TightRope® CMC Technique
00:43 | English | 03/22/2013 | AN1-0427-EN A

Surgical Technique Guides (2)

Mini TightRope® CMC
German | 08/19/2021 | LT2-000214-de-DE A
Mini TightRope® CMC Fixation
English | 08/16/2021 | LT1-0427-en-US I

510Ks (1)

510K Mini TightRope FT Repair Kit
English | 07/09/2013 | K071978 A

Brochures (1)

When You Treat Hand and Wrist... Think Arthrex
English | 10/08/2021 | FL1-00067-EN B

Catalogs (1)

Patient Education Literature (1)

Basal Joint Arthritis - CMC Mini TightRope®
English | 06/12/2017 | LB1-00046-EN B

Presentation Videos (1)

Mini TightRope® for Thumb CMC Arthritis - WebEx
Jeff Yao, MD
35:06 | English | 09/08/2014 | WX1-00009-EN A

Product Demonstrations (3)

CMC Mini TightRope® Suture Shuttle
Abigail Freigang
01:23 | English | 02/11/2016 | VID1-00670-EN A
Double Drilling Technique for CMC Mini TightRope®
Abigail Freigang
01:25 | English | 02/09/2016 | VID1-00672-EN A
How to Avoid Overtightening with the CMC Mini TightRope® Technique
Abigail Freigang
01:17 | English | 02/09/2016 | VID1-00676-EN A

Scientific Updates (1)

CMC Mini TightRope® Construct Scientific Update
English | 07/24/2017 | LL1-00001-EN B