Simple and comminuted displaced olecranon fractures: a clinical comparison between tension band wiring and plate fixation techniques

@article{Tarallo2014SimpleAC,
  title={Simple and comminuted displaced olecranon fractures: a clinical comparison between tension band wiring and plate fixation techniques},
  author={Luigi Tarallo and Raffaele Mugnai and Roberto Adani and Francesco Capra and F Zambianchi and Fabio Catani},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2014},
  volume={134},
  pages={1107-1114}
}
The purpose of this retrospective study is to compare the clinical, functional outcome and complications occurrence between tension band wiring (TBW) and plate fixation both for simple and comminuted displaced olecranon factures. Between January 2005 and June 2012 (minimum 1-year follow-up), 78 consecutive patients with Mayo type IIA and IIB fractures were treated with the following methods: tension band wire or plate and screws fixation. The primary outcome of this study was the functional… CONTINUE READING