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Intraoperative Arthroscopic Suture Anchor Reloading

      Abstract

      The success of an arthroscopic procedure depends considerably on the successful and secure tying of arthroscopic knots, which reapproximate and stabilize avulsed or torn soft tissues to their original bed. Failure to perform appropriate knot tying may jeopardize the success of the operation. We describe a simple and reliable technique for intraoperative arthroscopic replacement of the suture through the eyelet of an already-inserted bone anchor. This technique allows for replacement of a fretted suture or a loose knot with a new suture, offering the opportunity to repeat the knot tying procedure with a new intact suture.

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