Suture anchor materials, eyelets, and designs: update 2008.

  title={Suture anchor materials, eyelets, and designs: update 2008.},
  author={F. Alan Barber and Morley A. Herbert and R. Cole Beavis and Fernando Barrera Oro},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={24 8},
PURPOSE Our purpose was to evaluate recently introduced sutures and suture anchors for single pull load to failure strength and failure mode. METHODS Suture anchors were tested in fresh porcine metaphyseal cortex and cancellous troughs using an established protocol. An Instron machine applied tensile loads parallel to the axis of insertion at a rate of 12.5 mm per second until failure and mean anchor failure strengths were calculated. The mode of failure was recorded (anchor pullout, suture… CONTINUE READING

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