AC Dog Bone™ Button Technique
The precontoured, titanium Dog Bone button allows the use of knotless TightRope® technology or multiple FiberTape® sutures for AC joint reduction. The buttons are attached to the sutures independently—only suture material will be passed through the clavicle and coracoid tunnels—allowing the repair to be completed through smaller tunnels.
Clavicle Plates Technique
A choice of a midshaft or lateral plate is determined by the site of the fracture. The fracture is held in reduction while the plate is positioned on the clavicle and temporarily fixated with the use of a BB-Tak pin. The plate is then secured using locking or nonlocking screws. Divergent locking screws can also be used laterally. The lateral plate can also accommodate AC joint reconstruction with the Dog Bone™ button.