What is the treatment modelity for the following fracture?
A. Tension band wiring
C. External fixation
Ans: A. Tension band wiring
Tension band principle
- Distractive forces are converted into compressive forces to heal fracture site. Here distractive forces caused by quadriceps pull convert into compression at fracture site.
- There are two types of Tension band wiring
- Dynamic e.g. Fracture at Patella, Olecranon etc
- Static e.g. Fracture at medial malleolous, GT of femur