What is TBW patella?

Abstract. Tension-band wiring is commonly used to treat transverse patella fractures. The most common configuration has parallel Kirschner (K) wires and a stainless steel wire loop placed in a vertically oriented figure of eight.

What is ORIF with TBW?

ORIF with TBW is an effective treatment option in the management of transverse fractures of the patella, and it gives good radiological and functional outcomes to the patients. Fractures of the patella account for 1% of all fractures and most of them are seen in the age group of 20 to 50 years (Boström, 1972).

Is a patella fracture intra articular?

A patellar fracture is an intra-articular fracture that may cause traumatic patellofemoral arthritis if the articular facet is not accurately reduced during surgery. It may also result in knee stiffness and reduction of the extensor mechanism in the case of long-term immobilization.

What is K wire in surgery?

A Kirschner wire (also called a K-wire) is a thin metallic wire or pin that can be used to stabilize bone fragments. These wires can be drilled through the bone to hold the fragments in place. They can be placed percutaneously (through the skin) or can be buried beneath the skin.

When do you remove K wire?

A surgeon will need to put K-wires in during an operation – the surgeon will intentionally place the K-wires so the ends stick out of your child’s skin. This is so the wires can be removed three to four weeks after surgery, without the need for another operation.

What is TBW in Ortho?

The tension band wiring (TBW) technique is a common treatment for the fixation of olecranon fractures with up to three fragments. The literature and surgeons describe TBW as an uncomplicated, always available and convenient operation producing excellent results.

How much does a patella fracture surgery cost?

On MDsave, the cost of an ORIF Kneecap Fracture ranges from $3,726 to $13,007. Those on high deductible health plans or without insurance can save when they buy their procedure upfront through MDsave.

Is removal of K wire painful?

The removal of K-wires is usually very quick – each wire removal only takes one to two seconds. Your child may feel tugging, along with some very brief discomfort. Young patients who have had the procedure usually say ‘it wasn’t too painful’ or ‘it’s OK, it’s just a little sore’.

Can K wires be left in?

K-wires can be buried and left in situ until union or they can be left unburied and require removal after four weeks, with plaster immobilisation until union.