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Single Strand Tendon

Surgical reconstruction of smaller joints can be achieved utilizing single strand tendons. Stabilization of the ankle, and reconstruction of the MPFL, ALL or AC joint are commonly performed using the strong, yet small diameter single strand tendon.

Available single strand tendons include:

  • Anterior tibialis (Diameter: 5mm-7mm (single) Length: 19cm-30cm)
  • Semitendinosus (Diameter: 4mm-6.5mm (single) Length: 19cm-24cm)
  • Gracilis (Diameter: 3.5mm-5mm (single) Length: 19cm-24cm)
Single Strand Tendon

Features and Benefits

  • Ultra low dose frozen irradiated tendon (9.5 – 15 kGy) – assures sterility & maintaining biomechanical strength
  • No autograft morbidity
  • Simplifies procedure compared to an autograft BTB, saving OR time and cost
  • Allows for various techniques
  • Surgeons can predetermine diameter size of tunnels and graft length

Surgical Videos

The Method for Folded Diameter Tendon Sizing

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