Strength of ulnar fixation in ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction: a biomechanical comparison of traditional bone tunnels to the tension-slide technique
Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 07/03/2012
Jackson A et al. – In this model, traditional bone tunnels performed superior to the tension–slide construction in terms of both strength and stiffness. Whether there is a kinematic benefit to the tension slide, which moves the ulnar fixation to within the native ulnar collateral ligament footprint, is yet to be determined. Further study is needed to assess the clinical benefit of a stronger ulnar fixation.