Patellar tension band wiring: a revised technique

@article{Wu2001PatellarTB,
  title={Patellar tension band wiring: a revised technique},
  author={Cheng-Ta Wu and Ching Lung Tai and Wen J. Chen},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2001},
  volume={121},
  pages={12-16}
}
Using a modified AO tension band wiring technique to treat a patellar fracture has become popular and has achieved a high success rate. However, the technique of Kirschner wire insertion has not been considered in detail, which may migrate and consequently introduce fragments loss of reduction. A revised technique involving bending both ends of the Kirschner wires was prospectively studied. Sixty-eight consecutive patients were so treated, and 62 patients were followed-up for at least 2 years… CONTINUE READING