Consult Arthrex’s ACL TightRope® RT – LS brochure on MedicalExpo. Page : 1/2. The ACL TightRope RT (Arthrex, Naples, FL) is a recently introduced fixation device. The adjustable graft loop allows the surgeon some freedom in terms of the. The TightRope RT (Arthrex, Naples, FL) is a suspensory device for anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. However, there is a potential risk of the button being.

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We have found no difficulty in visualizing the whole socket and the guide pin hole with the arthroscope, as well as the passage of the button and the graft through the socket. Under arthroscopic vision, a 2. Share Contact Feedback Quote or Evaluation. Scope This Out Spring – Vol. There was an error retrieving the content. Dropping of an EndoButton into the knee joint 2 years after anterior cruciate ligament repair using proximal fixation methods.

Click here tihtrope login. The depth of the socket is 25 mm, and the length of the pin hole through the cortical bone bridge is 10 mm. Both of tiyhtrope complications can lead to late graft loosening.

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This can potentially result in late graft loosening after ischemic necrosis of the interposed tissues. You have 0 items in your cart. In such a situation, the repositioning of the button back on the femoral cortex may result in soft-tissue interposition between the button and the cortex. You have 0 items in your cart. The button is then pushed gently or tapped slowly through the pinhole with the help of this guide pin Fig 2Video 1.


Articles from Arthroscopy Techniques are provided here courtesy of Elsevier. Shareable link copy and paste to share: After reviewing the cart details, click the “Submit Request” button to finalize and submit your request. Transepiphyseal replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament in skeletally immature patients. Anterior cruciate xcl reconstruction in the young athlete: Direct arthroscopic visualization of TightRope RT button in femoral socket.

Potential pitfall of the Endobutton.

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Knee Arrthrex Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. This innovation eliminates the need to retrieve shortening strands from the joint and allows the surgeon to pull in-line with graft advancement. National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. The loop of the TightRope RT is lying in the femoral socket. There was an error retrieving the content. The button also passes snugly through the guide pin hole. Supplementary data Video 1: The guide pin hole is seen in the center of the socket.

As a result, there is no risk of toggling or change of direction of the button while pushing, provided that the pushing guide pin is held arthtex to the guide pin hole.

This indicates the flip distance, that is, the point at which the button has completely passed through the femoral guide pin hole and is ready for flipping.


At this crucial juncture, no further pulling force is applied.

What type of insight would you like to leave? Thus proper seating of the button is ensured by direct visualization and the crucial push helps in flipping and seating of the button. Aarthrex here to share via email.

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Arthroscopic view of lateral wall of femoral intercondylar notch of right knee, showing femoral socket end-on. Minor Outlying Islands U. After reviewing the cart details, click the “Submit Request” button to finalize and submit aarthrex request.

Minor Outlying Islands U. Go back to search. Another mark is made on the graft, with measurement from its femoral end, equal to the length of the femoral socket.

As the button reaches the guide pin hole, resistance is felt. Scope This Out Fall – Vol. Don’t have an account? Walter Lowe, MD Share.

When the button reaches the outer cortex of the femur, the graft has still not reached the opening of the femoral socket, and the socket is occupied only by the loop.