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A strong synthetic ligament and a knot-free technique

Partial or complete rupture of the tarsal medial collateral ligament leads to more or less severe laxity or even dislocation of the tarsus.

Surgical treatment is often necessary to reconstruct the damaged structures and to stabilize the joint permanently. The use of a NOVALIG® synthetic ligament with its interference screw and cortical button fixation system offers a good option for this condition.

Developed in partnership with :

École Vétérinaire de Lyon

Dr Philippe Buttin

Dr Vincenzo Santoro

Pr Filippo Martini

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Our technique


NOVALIG® is described as a synthetic ligament - but how is it different from a suture?

NOVALIG® is much stronger and wider than a suture. Its theoretical strength can reach 8000N.

Its special braiding makes it much less abrasive and sharp than FiberTech-type UHMWPE sutures, thus limiting bone shearing effects. It also has a favorable interface for cell colonization.
The NOVALIG® ligament is relatively long, which makes multi-ligament repair possible with a single ligament and several bone anchors.

Why use interference screws for fixation?

Interference screws provide immediate, atraumatic fixation for the implant and are fully fixed in the bone. They reduce the risks of irritation and early laceration thanks to a large knot.
The mechanical resistance of this type of fixation has made it a gold standard in many human medicine applications.

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NOVALIG® is a synthetic veterinary ligament with unique biomechanical properties. It allows the reconstruction or…

Interference Screw

Screws made in France with TA6V titanium, they offer excellent biocompatibility, while meeting the high-quality…

Starter Kit

A kit that contains everything needed to allow the use of our range of implants…


Bone fixation for orthopedic sutures or NOVALIG® during ligament repair.
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