This technique is used to stabilize an ankle after injury. It can be used to repair a high ankle sprain, which damages the soft tissue structures between the tibia and fibula and causes these bones to separate. It can also be used to stabilize a fracture of the fibula. The TightRope system anchors the ends of the tibia and fibula together with a braided polyethylene cord, rather than with a rigid surgical screw, to restore the original position of the bones and to allow for proper healing.
As all our thoughts are on the COVID 19 pandemic, we want to share an update on how BoulderCentre for Orthopedics and Spine is responding. The safety and health of our patients and staff is of utmost importance.x