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4Fixation

Wire application

The wire is passed through the drill hole and then around the fragment and K-wire, through the ligament attachment, in a figure-of-eight mode.
This can be achieved by passing a syringe needle of appropriate diameter on the surface of the bone, deep to the ligament attachment, and then inserting one end of the wire into the tip of the needle. The needle and the wire are then carefully drawn through, guiding the wire along the correct track.