• Patella Tendon Rupture

    The patella tendon is located near the knee and connects the patella (kneecap) to the tibia (shinbone). Its function is to allow an individual to straighten out the leg during everyday activities, and therefore

  • There are multiple ways to surgically treat patellar tendon ruptures depending on the location of the tear. Most of the time the tears happen at the interface of the kneecap and the tendon, but sometimes it can

  • Suture anchor technology is one of the more modern ways surgeons fix a torn patellar tendon back to the patella itself. The overall function of these devices is to fix tendons and ligaments to bone. While

  • The Arthrex SwiveLock product line consists of fully-threaded twist-In knotless anchors designed for use with FiberWire, FiberTape, and soft tissue grafts in repair and reconstruction techniques. Benefits of

  • Quadriceps Tendon Rupture

    Tears in the quadriceps tendon are rare, but potentially devastating injuries. The quadriceps tendon is the confluence of the four thigh muscles located just above the patella (kneecap). The function of the

  • A quadriceps tendon repair involves reattaching the tendon to its native insertion on the patella (kneecap). There are a number of techniques that allow for successful repair. One of oldest repair techniques is

  • Suture anchor repair has demonstrated to be a viable option for treating quadriceps tendon ruptures. These suture anchor-based repairs have the strength equivalent to bone tunnel repairs and avoids the potential

  • DePuy GII® Anchor is a titanium based anchor that has proven strength and biocompatibility. It also has the modularity to be used with different types of suture material giving surgeons the flexibility to choose

  • The Stryker SonicAnchorÔ System is a unique suture anchor with applicability in a wide array of orthopaedic procedures to include quadriceps tendon repair. The SonicAnchor utilizes fusion technology to allow for

  • The Arthrex Percutaneous Achilles Repair System (PARS) is used for a wide assortment of tendon injuries to include quadriceps, patella, and achilles tendon ruptures. The minimally invasive PARS system helps

  • Patella Fracture

    The patella, also referred to as the ‘kneecap’, is surrounded by tendinous attachments above and below. The function of the this bone to give mechanical advantage to the knee during motion, which is necessary for

  • When appropriately indicated patella fracture repair, known as open reduction internal fixation (ORIF), can be performed in a myriad of ways. Different types of fracture patterns lend themselves to different ways

  • Given the high complication rate with metal wires, alternative methods of fixation were developed. Included among these was the advent of dense and durable sutures which function in a similar fashion as the metal

  • A newer technology is the Synthes mesh plate which is proven to be a viable alternative to tension band wiring for treatment of certain patella fractures. It provides bone stability equivalent to the tension band

  • The Arthrex FiberTape® is an ultra­high strength, 2 mm wide suture tape used for a variety of orthopaedic procedures. The suture tape provides broad compression and increased tissue cut­through resistance ma

  • BioMet Sport Medicine has a ToggleLoc device used for MPFL reconstruction with a unique weave in which a single strand of braided suture is woven through itself twice in opposite directions allowing for

  • OrthoPediatrics MPFL kit which specifically addresses the pediatric and adolescent populations. The OrthoPediatrics’ MPFL kit allows the treating surgeon to approach each case on an individual basis, choosing t

  • Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Rupture

    The medial patellofemoral ligament (MPFL) is one of the crucial structures that works to stabilize the knee. This ligament’s primary role is to keep the patella (kneecap) tracking within its anatomic position d

  • In the past, soft tissue tightening techniques were used to attempt to strengthen the medial patellofemoral ligament. Unfortunately, these techniques were found to not be as effective in preventing recurrence of

  • Suture anchors are the mainstay of treatment for reconstructing a new MPFL. These suture anchors are a type of orthopaedic implant that attach to the ligament via a suture material and screw into the bone itself.

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