Transverse fractures of the olecranon: a biomechanical comparison of three fixation techniques

@article{Sadri2010TransverseFO,
  title={Transverse fractures of the olecranon: a biomechanical comparison of three fixation techniques},
  author={Hassan Sadri and Richard Stern and Michael Y Singh and Berend Linke and Pierre J. Hoffmeyer and Karsten Schwieger},
  journal={Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery},
  year={2010},
  volume={131},
  pages={131-138}
}
The gold standard for treating transverse olecranon fractures is tension band fixation. A problem with this technique is migration of the K-wires leading to premature hardware removal. The aim of this study is to compare stability provided by two new techniques designed to eliminate the problem with backing out of K-wires, with that of the recommended… CONTINUE READING