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Transverse fractures of the olecranon: a biomechanical comparison of three fixation techniques

Singh, Michael
Linke, Berend
Schwieger, Karsten
Published in Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery. 2011, vol. 131, no. 1, p. 131-8
Abstract The gold standard for treating transverse olecranon fractures is tension band fixation. A problem with this technique is migration of the K-wires leading to premature hardware removal. The aim of this study is to compare stability provided by two new techniques designed to eliminate the problem with backing out of K-wires, with that of the recommended tension band technique, performed with a biomechanical in vitro investigation. Our hypothesis was that the two new techniques would provide at least equal stability as the traditional tension band fixation.
Keywords AgedAged, 80 and overBiomechanicsBone WiresFemaleFractures, Bone/physiopathology/surgeryHumansJoint Instability/prevention & controlMaleMiddle AgedOlecranon Process/injuriesSutures
PMID: 20680308
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SADRI ESFEHANI, Hassan Ali et al. Transverse fractures of the olecranon: a biomechanical comparison of three fixation techniques. In: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery, 2011, vol. 131, n° 1, p. 131-8. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:24872

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