Syndesmosis with Tightrope Fixation
The ankle is made up of the tibia and fibula bones of the lower leg, and the tarsus bone of the foot. They are held together by ligaments, which provide strength and stability during movement. The tibia and the fibula are held together by the syndesmosis joint, a special joint that allows very little motion between the bones, but provides strong stability to the ankle joint. Syndemosis surgery with TightRope fixation uses a wire, which when tensioned and positioned against the tibia and fibula, correctly aligns and stabilizes the bones.