Inaugural IBISG meeting in Milan a huge success

We are delighted to report that the inaugural meeting of our independent, InternalBrace International Study Group (IBISG) was a fantastic success. It took place over two days in the beautiful city of Milan in Italy in May 2024 and we were honoured to welcome an incredible faculty from as far afield as Florida as well…

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Revolutionising Sports Surgery: InternalBrace ACL Method marks significant advance, new paper shows

A recently published landmark ACL paper explains why the InternalBrace technique is transforming sports surgery. The authors are, Professor Gordon Mackay, fellow IBISG member Graeme Hopper and William Wilson. The editorial in the latest edition of the Arthroscopy Journal asked the question, “Why would surgeons not choose to protect all ACL reconstructions?” The latest evidence…

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Editorial Commentary: Anterior Cruciate Ligament Repair or Reconstruction With Internal Bracing, for Properly Indicated Patients, Is Safe, Biocompatible, and Biomimetic

Abstract: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction with internal bracing (IB)—and ACL repair with IB when indicated—reduces graft or repair failure. IB is safe and protects ligament reconstructions and repairs. The IB construct should not be misunderstood as a synthetic ligament. To be effective, suture tape must be independently secured with the knee in full extension,…

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Outcomes of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With Independently Tensioned Suture Tape Augmentation at 5-Year Follow-up

Background: Reconstruction using autograft remains the gold standard surgical treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. However, up to 10% to 15% of patients will suffer a graft failure in the future. Cadaveric studies have demonstrated that the addition of suture tape augmentation to ACL autograft constructs can increase graft strength and reduce elongation under…

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction and Accelerated Rehabilitation with InternalBrace™ Augmentation in a Professional Footballer. July 23

Abstract: Introduction: Interest in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) repair has been increasing as an alternative to traditional reconstructive techniques and encouraging results have been demonstrated using internal bracing with suture tape augmentation (FiberTape®, Arthrex, Naples, Florida). ACL repair is challenging if the rupture is mid-substance or distal. We describe the case of a hybrid ACL…

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PETER BöTTCHER

Peter Böttcher currently serves as a Professor of Small Animal Surgery at the Freie Universität Berlin in Germany. Graduating as a Veterinarian in 1996, he further established his expertise by becoming a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) in 2004. From 2002 to 2016, Dr. Böttcher held the position of head of…

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DR TROY WATSON

LAS VEGAS, US Dr. Troy Watson is a board-certified orthopaedic surgeon specializing in the treatment of foot and ankle disorders and arthroscopy. After graduating from the University of Southern California, he received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., graduating in 1994 with honors. A one-year surgical internship was then…

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Comparison of Broström technique, suture anchor repair, and tape augmentation for reconstruction of the anterior talofibular ligament (2016)

Background: Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using tendon or ligament autograft is the gold standard surgical treatment for acute ruptures; however, this is still associated with subsequent problems and variable outcomes. Renewed interest in healing of injured ACL tissue has led to new surgical repair techniques. Case description: We report the case of one of…

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Posterolateral Corner Repair With Suture Tape Augmentation

Abstract; The posterolateral corner (PLC) of the knee is the main restraint to varus forces of the knee as well as posterolateral rotation of the tibia relative to the femur. Primary PLC repairs have been associated with a high failure rate in past literature. However, with modern improved arthroscopic instrumentation and devices, there has been…

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Arthroscopic Primary Posterior Cruciate Ligament Repair With Suture Augmentation (2017)

Abstract: Isolated posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injuries are relatively rare and PCL injuries most commonly occur in the setting of multiligamentous knee injuries. PCL injuries can be treated with primary repair, which has the advantages of preserving the native tissue, maintaining proprioception, and minimal invasive surgery when compared with reconstruction surgery. Historically, primary repair of…

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