What is Arthrex TightRope?

The TightRope® is a unique form of fixation which provides flexible suture based fixation. Comprised of two opposing stainless steel buttons and #2 FiberWire® this one size fit all device improves upon hand and wrist patient care with its immediate strength and versatility.

Is Arthrex TightRope an implant?

The TightRope® Attachable Button System (ABS) is a 2-piece implant that can be passed through narrow bone tunnels, while allowing increased cortical fixation with the assembly of a large button over the cortical bone.

What is a TightRope procedure?

The TightRope system anchors the ends of the tibia and fibula together with a braided polyethylene cord, rather than with a rigid surgical screw, to restore the original position of the bones and to allow for proper healing.

What is the recovery time for tightrope ankle surgery?

Recovery time for ankle tightrope treatment is shorter, with a published study finding that patients had higher functional scores at 3 months and at 12 months, with no loss of reduction on computer tomography examination.

What is ankle syndesmosis?

The syndesmosis is a fibrous joint held together by ligaments. It’s located near the ankle joint, between the tibia, or shinbone, and the distal fibula, or outside leg bone. That’s why it’s also called the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis. It’s actually made up of several ligaments.

What is biocomposite screw?

The Biosteon screw is used to provide interference fixation in patellar bone-tendon-bone grafts in ACL reconstruction. The Biosteon screw is used to provide interference fixation during femoral and/or tibial fixation in ACL reconstruction using a soft tissue graft (semi-tendonosis-gracillis).

What is a GraftLink?

The GraftLink technique provides the ultimate in anatomic, minimally invasive, and reproducible ACL reconstruction. Used in combination with anatomic guides, the FlipCutter® III drill allows independent femoral and tibial “retrodrilling” to create sockets while maintaining the cortices to maximize fixation.

How long is recovery from TightRope?

Full recovery: Up to 6 months.

How long does TightRope surgery take?

Q: How long does the surgery take. A: Normally the patient is in surgery and recovery for about 3 hours. This can vary in regards the the size of the patient and the degree of injury.

Did Tua have tightrope surgery?

More impressive than the University of Alabama’s stranglehold on college football is star quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s resiliency. After suffering another ankle injury against Tennessee on October 19, he had an innovative procedure called “tightrope,” which has been used to accelerate recovery from ankle sprains.

What is the Arthrex AC tightrope technique used for?

This technique provides a simple, reproducible, minimally invasive technique for acute acromioclavicular joint stabilization which may enable a rapid return to activity for the acute injury. You have 0 items in your cart. Use the checkboxes below to add items.

What kind of drill bit is in Arthrex tightrope?

Tensioning handles and a new trocar-tipped drill bit have been added to the implant system. It is available in stainless steel and titanium. 1. Naqvi et al. Am J Sports Med. 2012;40 (12):2828-2835. doi:10.1177/0363546512461480.

How is AC joint separation treated with Arthrex?

AC joint separation can be effectively treated using the AC TightRope ® technique. The Arthrex TightRope is a device consisting of two buttons – one round clavicle button and one oblong coracoid button. The buttons are joined by a continuous loop of #5 FiberWire ®.

How does the syndesmosis tightrope implant system work?

The Syndesmosis TightRope ® XP implant system features a unique delivery mechanism that allows surgeons to insert the implant without pulling a needle through the medial skin. Tensioning handles and a new trocar-tipped drill bit have been added to the implant system.