previous section: 3/7 page: 3/4 next

3Option A: Creating a tension band with wire

The iatrogenic condylar fracture is subsequently reduced and reattached to the parent bone with a cortex screw in lag fashion.
The two figure-8 wire loops are twisted on the lateral an medial aspect of the bone with the fetlock joint in 10 degrees of flexion. (It is important to tighten the wire in slight flexion so that when the limb is again placed in extension, the wire comes under tension.)