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Table 1 Overview of the literature presenting experimental suture tape testing

From: Stabilizing lateral ankle instability by suture tape – a cadaver study

Authors Year of publication N Testing device Analysed motion Measured variable Result
Viens et al. [13] 2014 3 × 6 Dynamic tensile testing machine (ElectroPuls E10000, Instron Systems, Norwood, Massachusetts) Anterior talar drawer Load to failure, stiffness Brostrom plus suture tape augmentation vs. intact: no significant difference
Schuh et al. [15] 2016 3 × 6 858 Mini Bionix (MTS Systems Corporation, Eden Prairie, MN, USA Internal rotation Axial rotation (tibia vs. hindfoot) Suture tape augmentation (angle at failure, failure torque) superior
Willegger et al. [16] 2016 2 × 6 858 Mini Bionix (MTS Systems Corporation, Eden Prairie, MN, USA Internal rotation Axial rotation (tibia vs. hindfoot) Suture tape augmentation: similar biomechanical stability compared to an intact native ATFL (torque at failure, angle at failure)
Lohrer et al. (present study) 2019 14 Ankle arthrometer Anterior talar drawer Displacement Suture tape ATFL reconstruction vs. intact: no significant difference