A fixation device is a manufactured device, often bio-degradeable, which is used to fix tissues in place until healing occurs.
The titanium metallic endobutton is combined with a polyurethane ribbon.
Uses of fixation devices
Bioabsorbable fixation device
A common material for bio-absorbable interference screws is poly L-lactic acid (PLLA).
Non-bioabsorbable fixation device
Metal fixation devices are commonly made of titanium.
Bioabsorbable versus metallic interference screws for graft fixation in anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction. Debieux P, Franciozi CE, Lenza M, Tamaoki MJ, Magnussen RA, Faloppa F, Belloti JC. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2016 Jul 24;7:CD009772. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD009772.pub2.
ACL graft fixation options. Excellent Slideshare presentation by Associate Professor Dr Rajesh Purushothaman.