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High Ankle Sprain Surgical Treatment With the Syndesmosis TightRope® Implant


Christopher Adams, MD, (Arthrex® Vice President of Global Medical Education) and Norman Waldrop III, MD, (Birmingham, AL) discuss the treatment of syndesmosis injuries in athletes. Dr. Waldrop describes his surgical treatment algorithm and technical pearls for using Syndesmosis TightRope® fixation, which is achieved by tensioning #5 UHMWPE (ultra-high molecular-weight polyethylene) suture between 2 metallic buttons against the tibia and fibula.