MUCL Repair With the InternalBrace™ System
The UCL InternalBrace™ system is designed for repairing the medial ulnar collateral ligament following a complete or partial avulsion from the proximal or distal attachment without evidence of poor-quality tissue, which would otherwise require reconstruction. Completing the InternalBrace procedure requires two 3.5 mm PEEK SwiveLock® anchors loaded with collagen-coated FiberTape® suture and a #0 FiberWire® repair suture. The system also includes the necessary drill and taps to prepare the ulnar and humeral tunnels.
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.