Mechanical properties of newly developed loop ligament for connection between the EndoButton and hamstring tendons: comparison with Ethibond sutures and Endobutton tape.

A new artificial loop ligament (LL) without mechanical weak points, such as a knot, has been developed to connect the EndoButton and hamstring tendons for anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (CL) reconstruction. This study assessed the mechanical properties of the LL and sutures (No. 5 Ethibond thread, EndoButton tape) and those of the different CL… CONTINUE READING