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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Good news as we launch into 2022

A very Happy New Year to everyone. We are starting the new year with good news as more clinical InternalBrace research papers are published. Both of these relate to the knee. The first looks in detail at the outcome of a severe multi-ligament knee injury. Taking this extreme case the paper debates that InternalBrace surgery…

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A Narrative Review of Four Different New Techniques in Primary Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair: “Back to the Future” or Another Trend (2018)

Abstract: Recently, four different operative techniques, referring to the primary anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair, were described. These are the dynamic intraligamentary stabilization (DIS) with Ligamys™, the Bridge-enhanced repair (BEAR), the use of internal brace, and the refixation with suture anchors. The purpose of this study was to assess the already-published, clinical, and pre-clinical results…

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A Canine Arthroscopic Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction Model for Study of Synthetic Augmentation of Tendon Allografts (2017)

Abstract; Novel graft types, fixation methods, and means for augmenting anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstructions require preclinical validation prior to safe and effective clinical application. The objective of this study was to describe and validate a translational canine model for all-inside arthroscopic complete ACL reconstruction using a quadriceps tendon allograft with internal brace (QTIB). With…

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Management of acute knee dislocations: anatomic repair and ligament bracing as a new treatment option-results of a multicentre study (2019)

Abstract: Purpose: The literature shows no consensus regarding the best method and timing for the treatment of acute knee dislocations. Studies indicate that a one-stage procedure performed in the early stages of injury can lead to superior results. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results after performing early surgical repair with additional…

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Combined PCL ligament bracing and ACL reconstruction in acute knee dislocation (Schenck IV) – The Hamburg Approach (2021)

Abstract: Objective Stepwise reconstruction of knee stability and physiological kinematics in acute knee dislocation. IndicationsThe operative technique is demonstrated in a case of multiligamentous injury of the knee with involvement of both cruciate ligaments and additional medial and lateral peripheral injuries (type IV according to Schenck classification).ContraindicationsCritical soft tissue conditions, infections, old age, obesity, lack…

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