Mini TightRope® CMC Technique

The Mini TightRope technique provides a unique method for stabilization of the thumb metacarpal following trapezial resection or removal for the treatment of CMC arthritis. The Mini TightRope technique can also be used as an adjunct and stabilizer in CMC instability and in the case of revision with proximal migration after tendon reconstruction.The Mini TightRope technique supports and maintains the thumb and index metacarpals in proper relationship, while allowing for healing and scar tissue formation in the trapezial space. The construct consists of 2 strands of #2 FiberWire® suture, which are fixed with 2 oblong stainless steel buttons for cortical fixation.For more specific information about the Mini TightRope CMC fixation technique, please see the Mini TightRope CMC surgical technique guide.

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The Mini TightRope technique provides a unique method for stabilization of the thumb metacarpal following trapezial resection or removal for the treatment of CMC arthritis. The Mini TightRope technique can also be used as an adjunct and stabilizer in CMC instability and in the case of revision with proximal migration after tendon reconstruction.The Mini TightRope technique supports and maintains the thumb and index metacarpals in proper relationship, while allowing for healing and scar tissue formation in the trapezial space. The construct consists of 2 strands of #2 FiberWire® suture, which are fixed with 2 oblong stainless steel buttons for cortical fixation.For more specific information about the Mini TightRope CMC fixation technique, please see the Mini TightRope CMC surgical technique guide.

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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

Catalogs (1)

Patient Education Animations (1)

Thumb Metacarpal Arthritis Repair with CMC Mini TightRope® System
02:00 | English | 07/14/2017 | PAN1-0427-EN D

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 (5)

Passage of the CMC Mini TightRope® Construct
Abigail Freigang
01:02 | English | 05/06/2016 | VID1-00674-EN A
Trapezium Removal Options During CMC Arthroplasty
Abigail Freigang
01:04 | English | 03/22/2016 | VID1-00675-EN A
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

Surgeon Newsletters (2)

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