Biomechanical Evaluation of Suture Tape Internal Brace Reinforcement of Soft Tissue Allografts for ACL Reconstruction Using a Porcine Model (May 2022)

Abstract: Background: Internal bracing of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery is a newer concept gaining popularity. Purpose/hypothesis: To assess the biomechanical performance of soft tissue ACL reconstruction allografts reinforced with suture tape. It was hypothesized that load to failure would increase and cyclic displacement would decrease at time zero in the constructs reinforced with internal…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Primary Repair With Independent Tensioning of the Anteromedial and Posterolateral Bundles

Abstract: This procedure represents an update on traditional primary repair methods by taking advantage of technological advancements to optimize soft tissue fixation and allow for an anatomic double-bundle primary repair with independent bundle tensioning and an internal brace construct to restore normal anterior cruciate ligament biomechanics…… Read Paper

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MRI following primary repair of the anterior cruciate ligament (2019)

From abstract: Primary repair of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is being performed increasingly in the treatment of acute proximal ACL ruptures. Advantages of ACL repair over surgical reconstruction with a tendon graft include preservation of the anatomy and proprioceptive function of the native ACL, and therefore, faster rehabilitation. The addition of an internal brace…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair in a Professional Soccer Player Using Internal Brace Ligament Augmentation: A Case Report Focusing on Rehabilitation (2019)

Abstract: Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with hamstring or patellar tendon autograft has been the gold standard for the operative treatment of an ACL rupture for many years. Repair with Internal Brace Ligament Augmentation (IBLA) is a new technique that uses ultra-high strength tape (FiberTape, Arthrex, Naples, FL, USA) to bridge the ligament…… Read…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Suture Tape Augmentation (2018)

Abstract: The advent of suture tape augmentation has led to increased use in knee, elbow, and ankle ligament repairs and reconstructions. Recent biomechanical analysis of the use of suture tape augmentation have shown superior strength characteristics compared with repair or reconstruction alone. Despite its increased use in extra-articular ligament procedures, its use as an augment…

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Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With Augmentation (2018)

Abstract: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears are usually managed by reconstruction with autograft or allograft, but primary repair in carefully selected patients is a reasonable option. Proximal avulsions presenting early with excellent tissue quality are amenable to repair and healing. Restoration of native ACL preserves its proprioceptive and kinematic functions….. Read paper

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Quadriceps Tendon Autograft Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Independent Suture Tape Reinforcement (2018)

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are common among adolescent athletes and are rising with increased participation in higher level athletics at earlier ages. In these young patients, often with open physes, soft tissue grafts continue to be the primary graft choice for ACL reconstruction. Reinjury continues to be a concern in this high-risk age group,…

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