InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation for Lateral Ankle Repair
Professor Gordon Mackay, MD (Glasgow, Scotland), demonstrates the positioning and tensioning of the InternalBrace™ ligament augmentation repair. During this cadaveric demonstration, Dr. Mackay shows the range of motion and stability achieved with the SwiveLock® anchor and FiberTape® construct (InternalBrace ligament augmentation repair). Dr. Mackay cuts the FiberTape construct and shows the instability of the standard Brostrom repair.
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-tobone fixation procedures and is not cleared for bone-to-bone fixation.