InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation Procedure for Lateral Ankle Instability
Joshua A. Metzl, MD (Denver, CO), describes a case of ankle instability repair using the the Brostrom procedure augmented with an InternalBrace™ ligament repair. This repair incorporates knotless BioComposite™ SwiveLock® suture anchors and FiberTape® sutures to strengthen the ligament repair at time 0 to on average 250N.1
1 Am J Sports Med. 2014;42(2):405-411. doi:10.1177/0363546513510141
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.