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3Option A: Creating a tension band with wire

Application of the wire

A 1.25 mm cerclage wire is threaded through the proximal phalanx with the joint luxated and then passed behind the proximal phalanx into the fetlock joint on its palmar/plantar surface.
The other end of the wire is then crossed on the palmar/plantar aspect of the proximal phalanx, passed up the medial aspect of the distal McIII/MtIII, and threaded through the hole in the parent bone and the condylar fracture.
A second 1.25 mm cerclage wire is threaded in reverse fashion through the two holes such that the wire ends come to rest at the medial aspect of the distal McIII/MtIII.