No difference between knotless sutures and suture anchors in arthroscopic repair of Bankart lesions in collision athletes.

Kocaoglu B. , Guven O., Nalbantoglu U. , Aydin N., Haklar U.

Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA, vol.17, no.7, pp.844-9, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00167-009-0811-3
  • Title of Journal : Knee surgery, sports traumatology, arthroscopy : official journal of the ESSKA
  • Page Numbers: pp.844-9


The purpose of this study was to compare the clinical results of knotless and knot-tying suture anchors in arthroscopic Bankart repair of collision athletes. Thirty-eight athletes underwent arthroscopic Bankart repairs. The mean age of the patients at the time of surgery was 23 years. Bio-Knot-tying anchors were used in 18 patients, and Bio-Knotless suture anchors were used in 20 patients. Preoperative and postoperative evaluations were performed by Rowe scores. At the end of 40 months follow-up, both the knot-tying and the knotless suture anchor groups had similar postoperative results. There were no differences between Knot-Tying and Knotless repair about late disengagement and re-dislocation in this patient group. Knotless repair provided secure and low-profile repair without introducing complexities to the procedure of arthroscopic knot tying one.