Suture Anchors screws Introduction, Uses & Surgical Technique
Suture Anchors screws are broadly used for attaching soft tissue (e.g., tendons, ligaments, and meniscus) to the bone and have become essential devices in sports medicine and during arthroscopic surgery. As the usage of suture anchors has increased, various material-specific advantages and challenges have been reported. As a result, suture anchors are continually changing to become safer and more efficient.
Suture Anchors screws are designed with self-drilling and self-tapping tips to achieve rapid and secure fixation. The eyelet allows visual assessment of suture tension and anchor rotation angle as the soft tissue is being reattached.
Suture Anchors screws Uses
The use of Suture Anchors screws have revolutionized orthopedic surgery because it allows for simple and efficient fixation of soft tissue (e.g., tendons and ligaments) to the bone in both open and arthroscopic surgery around the shoulder, elbow, wrist, and lower limb joints.) Shoulder surgery particularly has experienced a significant change in the type of techniques used from open repair of the rotator cuff and labrum using screws, washers, transosseous sutures, and staples to arthroscopic repair using suture anchors.