Arthrex Tightrope Ankle Fixation System

Fractures of the ankle that are displaced require surgical intervention. In isolated ankle syndesmotic injuries, a suture device will be applied to the ankle to reduce the joint and reproduce the rotational forces of the normal ankle syndesmotic joint. If the syndesmotic injury occurs in combination with an ankle fracture, then the suture device can be combined with standard ankle fracture plating and screws. Postoperatively, a cast may be applied and the patient will be non-weight bearing for a period of time.

The Syndesmosis TightRope® XP implant system features a unique delivery mechanism that allows surgeons to insert the implant without pulling a needle through the medial skin.

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