Fixation of Tendon to Bone Plug

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The smooth end of the K-wire (the bone plug is on the threaded end) is slightly bent and fixed tightly into the 2 mm hole of the working station. The tendon is folded to one third of its original length and is placed in such a manner over the top of the bone plug that the free end of the tendon is approximately 5 mm shorter than the tendinous sling. In this position the tendon is secured to the bone plug using a 3-0 resorbable suture.