Internal Brace Repair
Posterolateral corner reconstruction is a very complex surgical process involving the harvesting of many tendons, drilling of multiple bone tunnels and reconstruction using multiple screws and anchors. this results in Greater morbidity and data shows very poor surgical outcome with less than 50% of the patient returning to their previous Sporting activity level.
Now, if the patient comes to us within weeks of the injury and the injured tissue is still present but stressed to failure, repair of the soft tissue and restoring the posterolateral corner stability with fiber tape internal brace mimics the lateral Collateral ligament and the soft tissues are drawn back to the fibula head which is freshened to facilitate repair and healing. This has significantly reduced the pain, surgical scars, knee stiffness and morbidity associated with the surgery and improved the surgical outcome, resulting in a very fast return to play and recovery. The fiber tape internal brace provides a minimally invasive surgical alternative because the conventional reconstruction of the posterior lateral corner is often associated with very poor surgical results.