The double-twist knot: a new arthroscopic sliding knot.

  title={The double-twist knot: a new arthroscopic sliding knot.},
  author={Paolo R Rolla and Michele Francesco Surace},
  journal={Arthroscopy : the journal of arthroscopic & related surgery : official publication of the Arthroscopy Association of North America and the International Arthroscopy Association},
  volume={18 7},
A safe and easy-to-tie sliding knot is necessary for arthroscopic repair of rotator cuff tears and glenoid labrum lesions. We describe the double-twist knot (DTK) technique, having tested the knot's tensile strength and compared it with other commonly used arthroscopic knots. The DTK is a modified Lark's head knot that can be tied only on a double suture. A No. 2 braided polyester suture was used to test the DKT against the Tennessee slider knot and Snyder's knot by means of a material testing… CONTINUE READING

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