Using the Suretac Technique for Arthroscopic Treatment of Anterior Instability

  • Carl W. Nissen
  • Robert A. Arciero


Arthroscopic repair has become an increasingly recognized option in treating posttraumatic anterior instability. With the development of a bioabsorbable “tack” device in the early 1990s (Suretac, Smith & Nephew Dyonics, Mansfield, MA), an alternative to the use of metallic staples or transglenoid repair became available. This simpler and more effective implant has become a mainstay for arthroscopic repair in the hands of some surgeons.


Guide Wire Glenohumeral Ligament Arthroscopic Repair Anterior Instability Anterior Shoulder Dislocation 
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  • Carl W. Nissen
  • Robert A. Arciero

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