Sliding knots are commonly used in arthroscopic knot tying. The Surgical knot as a hand-tied knot is very secure. We found that the Surgical knot could be used as a sliding knot. We have modified the Surgical knot to include a self-locking loop. A new sliding knot for arthroscopic surgery, the HU knot, is described. By tensioning the loop strand, the self-locking loop creates a snug knot without sliding backward. The HU knot provides great security.
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Cite this article as: Mochizuki Y, Hachisuka H, Natsu K, Kashiwagi K, Yasunaga Y, Ochi M. The HU knot: A new sliding knot for arthroscopic surgery. Arthroscopy 2005;21:1014.e1-1014.e3 [doi:10.1016/j.arthro.2005.04.095].
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