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Techniques in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e318285b4e4
Techniques

The “Double-Barrel” Knot: A New Sliding Knot for Arthroscopic Soft Tissue Fixation Using Single-Pulley and Double-Pulley Techniques

Bhatia, Deepak N. MS(Orth), DNB(Orth)

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Abstract

The double-barrel knot is a new arthroscopic sliding knot for soft tissue reconstruction and repair procedures in arthroscopic and open shoulder surgery. The double-barrel knot is a modified sliding hitch, and is formed using 2 sutures from a single double-loaded anchor (single-pulley technique) or 2 sutures from 2 adjacent anchors (double-pulley technique). This paper describes the method of double-barrel knot formation, and its variations; in addition, single-pulley and double-pulley techniques for anterior glenoid labral repair are presented.

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