Outcomes of suture button repair of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis.

  title={Outcomes of suture button repair of the distal tibiofibular syndesmosis.},
  author={Henry Degroot and Ali Al-omari and Sherif Ahmed El Ghazaly},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  volume={32 3},
BACKGROUND Recently, a suture button device has been advocated as a simple and effective method of repairing the syndesmosis. Proponents of the device have cited earlier weightbearing and elimination of the need for device removal as potential advantages over metallic screws. However, the available reports generally have short followup. With longer followup, some concerns about the suture button device have surfaced. MATERIALS AND METHODS We reviewed the clinical and radiographic results of… CONTINUE READING


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