A comparison of the strength and stability of six techniques of cerclage wire fixation for fractures.

@article{Cheng1993ACO,
  title={A comparison of the strength and stability of six techniques of cerclage wire fixation for fractures.},
  author={Siu Lung Cheng and Thomas James Smith and John Roderick Davey},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={1993},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={221-5}
}
An in vitro comparison of six methods of cerclage wire fixation was performed using 1-mm-diameter stainless steel wire. A testing apparatus was designed to simulate the tensile forces on a cerclage wire around a femoral shaft fracture. The hairpin cerclage knot that we describe generated significantly higher initial compressive force (p < 0.001) and had significantly higher tensile strength (p < 0.02) compared with the other five methods.