Comparison of tension band wire and cancellous bone screw fixation for medial malleolar fractures.

@article{Johnson1997ComparisonOT,
  title={Comparison of tension band wire and cancellous bone screw fixation for medial malleolar fractures.},
  author={Brent A. Johnson and Lawrence M Fallat},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={1997},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={284-9}
}
A comparison study of the relative strength of tension-band fixation versus cancellous bone screw fixation of medial malleolar ankle fractures was performed on ten fresh-frozen lower limbs from five cadavers. The mean force recorded at clinical failure using cancellous screws was 60.98 N (range 33.49 to 117.86 N) compared with 129.30 N using tension-band fixation (range 85.20 to 194.64 N). Therefore, cancellous screws exhibited only 47.16% the strength of tension-band wiring at clinical failure… CONTINUE READING

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