Tension wire fixation of avulsion fractures in the hand

J. B. Jupiter, J. E. Sheppard

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Tension band wiring is a simple, predictable method of internal fixation for avulsion fracture in the hand. These fractures include the bony gamekeeper, bony mallet, and fractures associated with proximal interphalangeal joint trauma. By the replacement of a small gauge wire through the insertion of the ligament or tendon onto the fracture fragment, the tension wire technique avoids many of the pitfalls of internal fixation and also takes advantage of its physiologic and biomechanical position.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)113-120
Number of pages8
JournalClinical orthopaedics and related research
VolumeNo. 214
StatePublished - Jan 1 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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