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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-69

A hospital based study of olecranon fracture treated by the figure of eight tension band wire loop without using kirschner's wire


Department of Orthopedics, Regional Institute of Medical Sciences, Imphal, Manipur, India

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Roel Langshong
Department of Orthopedics, RIMS, Imphal, Manipur
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-4958.116650

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Aims: To determine the treatment outcome of Olecranon fracture by open reduction and internal fixation using figure of eight tension band wire loop without kirschner's wire and to assess the association between Olecranon fracture and selected variables of interest. Materials and Methods: Patients with Olecranon fractures Mayo type IIA were managed with tension band wire loop without kirschner's wire. Final result assessed at 12 weeks. Clinically and radiologically as regard to pain, range of movement, status of union and function. Results: Twenty patients (m: 13, f: 7) with a mean age of 39.7 were operated. They were assessed at 12 weeks. Final result was Excellent in 14 patients (70%). Good in 3 patients (15%) and Fair in 3 patients (15%), using Mayo's elbow performance score. There were 2 patients with stiffness and 1 patient with hypertrophied scar post-operatively. Conclusion: Olecranon fractures Mayo type IIA managed with tension band wiring using figure of eight wire loop without kirschner's wire results in improved patient oriented outcome, improved surgeon's oriented outcome, earlier return to function and decreased rate of non-union and the possible complication could be prevented by subjecting to open reduction and internal fixation in time.


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