Brostrom Repair With InternalBrace™ 2.0 Ligament Augmentation Procedure

James McWilliam, MD (New York, NY), provides a cadaveric demonstration of the InternalBrace™ 2.0 ligament augmentation procedure with DX FiberTak® anchors with SutureTape following a Brostrom repair. The InternalBrace procedure results in a biomechanically superior repair versus Brostrom alone1 and allows for accelerated rehabilitation2 in patients with ankle instability.


  1. Veins NA, Wijdicks CA, Campbell KJ, LaPrade RF, Clanton TO. Anterior talofibular ligament ruptures, part 1: biomechanical comparison of augmented Brostrom repair techniques with the intact anterior talofibular ligament. Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(2):405- 411. doi:10.1177/0363546513510141
  2. Coetzee JC, Ellington JK, Ronan JA, Stone RM. Functional results of open Broström ankle ligament repair augmented with a suture tape. Foot Ankle Int. 2018;39(3):304-310. doi:10.1177/1071100717742363

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.

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