Suture Anchor

 

         
Suture anchors in the left humeral head for rotator cuff repair.

 

Suture anchor with attached sutures.

 

Suture anchors (also called soft tissue anchors) are small devices placed in bone that have attached sutures or other materials that can be used for repair of soft tissues structures. They are most commonly used in the shoulder and knee regions for reattaching ligaments and tendons. There are several different designs including screws and metal posts with attached barbs.

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