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High Ankle Sprain Surgical Treatment with the Syndesmotic TightRope®

Chris 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 of using the Syndesmosis TightRope® fixation. The Syndesmosis TightRope is comprised of a #5 UHMWPE (Ultra-highmolecular-weight polyethylene) suture, tensioned between two metallic buttons against the tibia and fibula.