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Tension band wiring Orthopaedia

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Description: The tension band technique converts a tensile force into a compressive force. This enables improved fracture healing, as stability is improved when tensile forces are reduced at the fracture site. Tension banding is particularly useful in the setting of fractures where a muscle pull produces distraction of the fracture fragments, such as fractures of the patella, olecrenon, greater tuberosity of the humerus, or greater trochanter of the femur. Tension bands can enable immediate motion at the involved joint, which allows for an improved functional outcome.

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Added: Wed Jul 15 2009