Biomechanical Considerations in Foot and Ankle Circular External Fixation: Maintenance of Wire Tension

Mikhail L. Samchukov, Craig E. Clifford, Kevin M. McCann, Alexander M. Cherkashin, Byron Hutchinson, William A. Pierce

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Abstract

Initial tensioning of the forefoot wires to 130 kg followed by simultaneous tensioning of the calcaneal wires to 90 kg and using the rigid double-row foot plate closed anteriorly via threaded rods produce maximum preservation of the initial wire tension during foot circular external fixation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-455
Number of pages13
JournalClinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2018

Keywords

  • Calcaneal wire pretension
  • Circular external fixation
  • Foot and ankle
  • Foot frame biomechanics
  • Metatarsal wire pretension
  • Wire tension
  • Wire tension loss

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

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