Suture anchor

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Update time : 2023-12-22 23:55:11
Suture anchors are broadly used for attaching soft tissue (e.g., tendons, ligaments, and meniscus) to the bone and have become essential devices in sports medicine and during arthroscopic surgery.

In fractures and soft tissue injuries around the knee, where the bony fragments are too small to fix with screws, the ligamentous and bony fragments can be reduced and fixed in order to obtain a stable knee joint. This can be done with the use of suture anchors.

This procedure may be aided arthroscopically or open.

There are number of different suture anchors on the market which vary in size and design. In this illustration we are using the simple cork screw anchor which is inserted arthroscopically.