A fixation device is a manufactured device, often bio-degradeable, which is used to fix tissues in place until healing occurs.

Interferenzschraube 01

Bio-absorbable interference screws are used to hold soft tissues within bone tunnels.


The titanium metallic endobutton is combined with a polyurethane ribbon.


Uses of fixation devices

Fixation devices may be employed in ligament or tendon grafts or to hold together torn tissues, such as the meniscus.


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.



Dr Sheila Strover (Editor)
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