Protrusion of Hardware Impairs Forearm Rotation After Olecranon Fixation

Matthews, Felix; Trentz, Otmar; Jacob, Augustinus Ludwig; Ron6 Kikinis; Jupiter, Jesse B.; Messmer, Peter
March 2007
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Mar2007, Vol. 89-A Issue 3, p638
Academic Journal
The article reports on two cases of forearm rotation after tension-band wire fixation of the olecranon. A computational simulation model was developed with use of three-dimensional computed tomography reconstruction of the elbow. Two techniques for Kirschner-wire insertion are also recommended. The authors also recommend routine radiographs of the elbow after tension-band wire fixation.


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