Arthrex Bio-Tenodesis™

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Another way to strengthen the place where a repaired or reconstructed tendon or ligament meets bone is by drilling a bone tunnel, dunking the tendon or ligament down into the tunnel and inserting a screw right alongside it to fill up the rest of the space. This is called an interference screw and a common one that comes in sizes suitable for the hand and wrist is called the Arthrex Bio-Tenodesis™ screw. This screw is made out of a biological material designed to be absorbed over time, after healing is complete. Arthrex engineers tested this system on cadaver thumbs as well and found that the tenodesis screws had greater strength than the anchors, but both were less strong than the InternalBrace™ system.

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