Archives for Clinical Papers

Anatomic reconstruction of acromioclavicular joint dislocations using allograft and synthetic ligament

Journal:  JSES International. 2020. Authors:  Yeranosian, M., Rangarajan, R., Bastian, S., Blout, C., Patel, V., Lee, B. and Itamura, J. Summary:  The technique using a luggage-tag synthetic ligament along with an anatomic allograft coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction is a safe, effective alternative to other techniques described in the literature. Paper Link:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2666638320300530
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The clinical outcome of the ‘Surgilig’technique for the reconstruction of acromioclavicular dislocations: A systematic review

Journal:  Journal of Orthopaedics, 18, pp.126-131.2020. Authors:  Malahias, M.A., Sarlikiotis, T., Brilakis, E., Gerogiannis, D., Avramidis, G. and Antonogiannakis, E. Summary:  The failure rate of the “Surgilig” implant was very low (3.5%), while patients’ satisfaction was high (88.3%). Paper Link:  https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0972978X19301084
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OUTCOMES OF ACUTE AND DELAYED ACROMIOCLAVICULAR JOINT (ACJ) RECONSTRUCTION FOR HIGH GRADE DISLOCATIONS USING LOCKDOWN

BESS Conference, 2017 Ng JWG, Gooding BW, Wijeratna MD, Nottingham Shoulder & Elbow Unit The study showed that the LockDown™ device provides good results in acute ACJ reconstructions and that the device can achieve comparable functional outcomes when used in either the acute or chronic setting. For a copy of this presentation, please contact us.
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Chronic acromioclavicular separation: The medium term results of coracoclavicular ligament reconstruction using braided polyester prosthetic ligament

Injury, Int. J. Care Injured (2007) 38, 1247—1253 In-Ho Jeon, Girish Dewnany, Richard Hartley, Lars Neumann, W. Angus Wallace LockDown™ allows early mobilisation when comparing to other methods, resulting in financial savings and reduction in patient inconvenience, absence from work etc. You can access the full paper here.
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Surgical Repair of Posterolateral Rotary Instability of the Elbow Using Surgilig/Lockdown: A Novel Surgical Technique

Techniques in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery, Volume 15, Number 3, Sept 2014 Daniel Williams, Guy Martin & Livio Di Mascio This paper describes a novel surgical technique for the treatment of PLRI using the LockDown™. Using the tensioned double-braided polyester synthetic ligament to reconstruct the lateral ulnar collateral ligament it is possible to reconstitute elbow stability. You can access the full article here.
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Preliminary Results of the ‘Surgilig’ synthetic ligament in the management of chronic acromioclavicular joint disruption

J R Army Med Corps. 2009 Sep; 155(3):191-3 Wood, T., PAE Rosell, JC Clasper Ministry of Defence Hospital Unit, Frimley Park Hospital – Academic Department of Military Surgery and Trauma RCDM A study using the LockDown™ device to stabilise acromioclavicular joint disruption in conjunction with the modified Weaver-Dunn procedure in military personnel.   The study suggests very positive early results for the use of LockDown™ in primary acromioclavicular joint disruption.  The benefit of a single definitive operation would be particularly useful in a military setting, although the reduction in in-patient time and duration of rehabilitation it has clear advantages for
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Modified Weaver-Dunn Procedure Versus The Use of a Synthetic Ligament for Acromioclavicular Joint Reconstruction

Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery 2014;22(2):199-203 Vinod Kumar, Sunil Garg, Ihab Elzein, Tom Lawrence, Paul Manning, W Angus Wallace The LockDown™ device allows patients to see improved post-op functional outcomes and accelerated rehabilitation time when compared to the Weaver-Dunn. You can access the full paper here.
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