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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Treatment of First-Time Traumatic AnteriorDislocation of the Sternoclavicular JointWith Surgical Repair of the Anterior Capsule Augmented With Internal Bracing

Background: Traumatic anterior dislocations of the sternoclavicular joint (SCJ) are rare. Although they can usually be treated by a closed reduction, the reported subsequent recurrence rate is 50%.Purpose: To determine whether further instability after first-time traumatic anterior dislocation would be prevented by a minimally invasive open repair of the anterior SCJ capsule, augmented with internal…

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Results of an Accelerated Rehabilitation Program after Arthroscopic Broström Ankle Ligament Repair Augmented with an Arthroscopically Applied Suture Tape

Introduction/Purpose: The Broström-Gould is the gold standard in repair of the lateral ankle ligaments for chronic instability and arthroscopic Broström repairs have become increasingly popular with outcomes comparable to the open procedure. Despite demonstrated success, the arthroscopic Broström, like the open procedure, does not achieve the same mechanical strength as the intact native ankle ligaments…

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Editorial Commentary: The Anterior Cruciate Ligament May Be Safer Wearing a Suture Tape Augmentation Seat Belt: Click It or Ticket

Abstract: Bone-patellar tendon-bone autograft for anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction has the most data to support its use. However, there may still be room for improvement, and younger age, insufficient rehabilitation, altered neuromuscular patterns, and precocious return to play can increase risk of graft failure. High strength suture augmentation of soft-tissue repair or reconstruction has…

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