Anatomical collateral ligament reconstruction in the hand using intraosseous suture anchors and a free tendon graft

J. I. Lee, W. J. Jeon, D. H. Suh, J. H. Park, J. M. Lee, J. W. Park

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We describe anatomical collateral ligament reconstruction using a free tendon graft and intraosseous suture anchors in the digits. Eleven patients who underwent collateral ligament reconstruction at the proximal interphalangeal or metacarpophalangeal joints were enrolled in this study. Proper and accessory collateral ligaments were reconstructed using a free tendon graft in an anatomical configuration and the grafted tendons were fixed with suture anchors. The mean time from surgery to last follow-up was 9.2 months. All anchors used for fixation of grafted tendons remained securely at their original positions at the last follow-up visits. No significant complications were associated with the use of anchors. Clinical results were excellent in 10 patients and good in one. Anatomical reconstruction of collateral ligaments using suture anchors is simpler, faster, and safer than the conventional bone tunnel technique and it does not have the risks of breakage of bone bridges, skin irritation, or graft loosening.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)832-838
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery: European Volume
Volume37
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Nov

Keywords

  • Anatomical collateral ligament reconstruction
  • free tendon graft
  • suture anchor

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Anatomical collateral ligament reconstruction in the hand using intraosseous suture anchors and a free tendon graft'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this