Markus Regauer, SportOrtho Rosenheim, Praxis für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie, 83022 Rosenheim, Germany
Markus Regauer, Mirjam Lange, Christian Kammerlander, Wolfgang Böcker, Klinik für Allgemeine, Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, 81377 Munich, Germany
Gordon Mackay, Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport, University of Stirling, FK9 4LA Stirling, Scotland
Author contributions: Regauer M had the idea of syndesmotic InternalBraceTM, was the treating physician and was responsible for writing the paper and design of illustrations and figures; Mackay G had invented the general InternalBraceTM technique and revised the article critically for important intellectual content and correct English language as a native speaker; Lange M was responsible for acquisition of data and helped to design the illustrations and figures; Kammerlander C and Böcker W revised the article critically for important intellectual content and were responsible for the final approval of the version to be published.
Conflict-of-interest statement: Markus Regauer and Gordon Mackay are paid consultants of Arthrex (Naples, Florida, United States).
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Correspondence to: Markus Regauer, MD, Klinik für Allgemeine, Unfall- und Wiederherstellungschirurgie, Klinikum der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Standort Großhadern, Marchioninistraße 15, 81377 Munich, Germany. firstname.lastname@example.org
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Received: September 28, 2016
Peer-review started: October 1, 2016
First decision: November 10, 2016
Revised: December 22, 2016
Accepted: February 8, 2017
Article in press: February 13, 2017
Published online: April 18, 2017