FDL Tendon Transfer Using Tension-Slide Technique and InternalBrace™ Spring Ligament Augmentation
The FDL Implant System comes in two size offerings of 4.75 mm × 15 mm and 5.5 mm × 15 mm with everything included for an FDL tendon transfer in association with the tension-slide technique. The addition of the Spring Ligament InternalBrace™ procedure completes this simple and reproducible method of fixation that reliably seats the tendon against the cortex of the bone socket, maximizing the surface area for tendon-to-bone healing as well as augmenting the repair of the superior and inferior band of the spring ligament complex.
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.