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5Insertion of a tension band wire

Bury the K-wires

Using the bending iron for K-wires, the wires are bent at the level of the tip of the styloid through 180º, and cut short.

They are then impacted into the bone using a small punch, or other appropriate tool.

Confirm using image intensification to ensure that the proximal tips of the wires are not in the interosseous space.