Comparison of cannulated screws with FiberWire or stainless steel wire for patella fracture fixation: A pilot study.

Abstract

PURPOSE This pilot study tested whether FiberWire provides similar protection to steel wire against repair displacement in patella fractures. METHODS Thirteen cadaver knees were cyclically loaded with 10 cycles (0-90° flexion) and fracture displacement was recorded. Fixation methods were also tested in load to failure (>3 mm displacement). RESULTS There was no difference between wire types in fracture displacement (1.4 mm ± 0.33 mm vs 1.2 mm ± 0.34 mm, respectively; p = 0.418) or in the load to failure (714.7 N ± 110.9 N vs 744.5 N ± 92.8 N, respectively; p = 0.360). CONCLUSION FiberWire provides similar protection to steel wire against repair displacement after fixation of patellar fractures.

DOI: 10.1016/j.jor.2014.04.011

Cite this paper

@article{Bryant2015ComparisonOC, title={Comparison of cannulated screws with FiberWire or stainless steel wire for patella fracture fixation: A pilot study.}, author={Tony L Bryant and Christopher L Anderson and Christopher G. Stevens and Bryan Conrad and Heather K Vincent and Kalia K Sadasivan}, journal={Journal of orthopaedics}, year={2015}, volume={12 2}, pages={92-6} }