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The tension band converts tensile forces into compression forces. The presence of comminution is a contraindication for ...

Tension band principle

The tension band converts tensile forces into compression forces.
The presence of comminution is a contraindication for tension-band treatment.
In a case such as the illustrated fracture, the tension band will be applied in static mode.
Tension band wiring of this fracture has been shown to be effective and usually provides good results. The advantage of this technique is its limited soft-tissue disruption. The risk of fragmentation is also minimized.