CME ArticleReducing Instrumentation for the Dorsal Approach to Plantar Plate Repair With a FiberLoop Suture TechniqueBrackney, Clark K. DPM*; Lesavage, Lindsay DPM*; Powers, Nicholas S. DPM† Author Information *Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program †Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Winston-Salem, NC The authors declare no conflict of interest. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Clark K. Brackney, DPM, Podiatric Medicine and Surgery Residency Program, Department of Orthopaedics, 2150 Country Club Road Suite 100, Winston-Salem, NC 27104. E-mail: [email protected]. INSTRUCTIONS FOR OBTAINING AMA PRA CATEGORY 1 CREDITTM Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery includes CME-certified content that is designed to meet the educational needs of its readers. This activity is available for credit through November 30, 2023. Earn CME credit by completing a quiz about this article. You may read the article here, on the TFAS website, or in the TFAS iPad app, and then complete the quiz, answering at least 80 percent of the questions correctly to earn CME credit. The cost of the CME exam is $10. The payment covers processing and certificate fees. If you wish to submit the test by mail, send the completed quiz with a check or money order for the $10.00 processing fee to the Lippincott CME Institute, Inc., Wolters Kluwer Health, Two Commerce Square, 2001 Market Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19103. Only the first entry will be considered for credit, and must be postmarked by the expiration date. Answer sheets will be graded and certificates will be mailed to each participant within 6 to 8 weeks of participation. Need CME STAT? Visit http://cme.lww.com for immediate results, other CME activities, and your personalized CME planner tool. Accreditation Statement Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation Statement Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc., designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Supplemental Digital Content is available for this article. Direct URL citations appear in the printed text and are provided in the HTML and PDF versions of this article on the journal's website, www.techfootankle.com. Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: December 2022 - Volume 21 - Issue 4 - p 233-241 doi: 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000364 Buy SDC CME Test Metrics Abstract The benefits of repairing a plantar plate tear are well described in the literature. Unfortunately, because of the anatomic location of the tear, repair with a dorsal incision is often quite difficult. To combat this, multiple published techniques, as well as industry-designed products, have been developed for visualization of the tear and suture passing. We present a novel method for dorsal repair of the plantar plate structures utilizing a straight needle FiberLoop suture and standard operative instrumentation. This technique greatly reduces the instrumentation and “fiddle factor” required for the repair. Level of Clinical Evidence: Diagnostic Level V. Copyright © 2022 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.