Handy Tension Band System
The tension band technique converts a tensile force into a compressive force. This enables improved fracture healing, as stability is improved when tensile forces are reduced at the fracture site. Tension banding is particularly useful in the setting of fractures where a muscle pull produces distraction of the fracture fragments, such as fractures of the patella, olecranon, or greater tuberosity of the humerus. Tension bands can enable immediate motion at the involved joint,which allows for an improved functional outcome.
Medial Malleolar Fractures, Olecranon Fractures, Patella Fractures, Acromioclavicular dislocations or its dislocations with fractures, Avulsion fractures of the tibial tuberosity, Avulsion fractures of the tuberculum majus, Avulsion fractures of the Spina Iliaca Anterior Superior (SIAS).