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INVISIKNOT

Ankle Syndesmosis Repair Kit

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Overview

The INVISIKNOT construct enables micro motion between the tibia and fibula,1 which may minimise complications commonly found with rigid screws2

Ankle Syndesmosis Solutions from Smith & Nephew support ankle syndesmotic ligament repair with fibular fractures utilizing a suture tape/button construct.

Innovative Design: Comprised of two stainless steel buttons, one medial and one lateral, connected with ULTRATAPE Suture.

  • Lateral button
    - Easily reduced using a one way sliding knot
    - Fracture kit features a lateral button designed to sit flush in the 3.5mm hole of a Smith & Nephew fracture plate

Flexible: Construct designed to enable micro motion between the tibia and fibula, and designed to eliminate complications commonly found with rigid syndesmotic screws.3

Low profile: No knot stack, lateral knot assembles inside the lateral button.

Reliable: Designed to sustain expected physiological loads during the healing period.4

Indications for Use:

The INVISIKNOT Ankle Syndesmosis Repair Kit fracture device is indicated to provide fixation as an adjunct to fracture repair hardware during the healing period following an ankle syndesmotic trauma with fracture.

References:

1. Smith+Nephew 2017. Validation for INVISIKNOT Ankle Syndesmosis Repair. Internal Report. 15003236 Rev C.

2. Xie L, Xie H, Wang J, et al. Comparison of suture button fixation and syndesmotic screw fixation in the treatment of distal tibiofibular syndesmosis injury: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Int J Surg. 2018;60:120-131.

3. Seyhan M, Donmez F, et al, Comparison of screw fixation with elastic fixation methods in the treatment of syndesmosis injuries in ankle fractures, Injury, Int. J. Care Injured 46S (2015) S19–S23

4. Data on File at Smith & Nephew. ITR# 15003214

Ordering Information

Reference # Description

72204834   INVISIKNOT Ankle Syndesmosis Repair Kit, Fracture*

* Kit does not include a fracture plate. Your Smith & Nephew sales representative can recommend appropriate Smith & Nephew plates to suit the unique needs of every case.

This information is intended for health care professionals in the United States only.

Caution: US Federal law restricts the sale of these devices to or on the order of a physician.

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