Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament Repair

Surgical Technique

The Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament is one of the four ligaments that make up the Lateral Collateral Complex of the elbow. This ligament originates at the lateral epicondyle of the humerus and inserts at the supinator crest of the ulna, and it plays a vital role in posterior lateral stability of the joint. The ligament can become detached from the lateral epicondyle insertion site upon dislocation of the elbow or excessive valgus force resulting in surgical repair1. The Lateral Ulnar Collateral Ligament can be repaired by placing an anchor, such as TruShot™ with Y-Knot®, into the lateral epicondyle of the humerus. Next, sutures can be passed through the proximal end of the LUCL and reattached to the original lateral epicondyle insertion site.
 

Product

TruShot™ with Y-Knot®

  • All-In-One Delivery Eliminates Unnecessary Steps & Extra Time
  • Shallow Anchor Deployment Technology
  • Allows anchor placement in areas of limited bone depth
  • Developed for Small Joint Procedures with Leading Orthopedic Surgeons

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1Mica, Megan C, Pieter Caekebeke, and Roger van Riet. Lateral Collateral Ligament Injuries of the elbow- Chronic Posterolateral Rotatory Instability. EFORT Open Rev. 2016 Dec; 1(12): 461-468.


 

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