Cerclage wire refers to a type of orthopaedic fixation/stabilisation wire placed to approximate fractured bone fragments.
- full - 360° circumferential wire used in diaphysis segments of long bones
- hemicerclage - wire is placed through one of the main fractured bone fragments, as used in the repair of long bone fractures, particularly at or near the metaphysis
Cerclage wiring may be used as a standalone device, or in combination with other fixation systems.
Most commonly used in:
- stabilization and fixation of proximal femur in cases of periprosthetic fractures of the femur, subtrochanteric fractures or as a prophylactic banding in total joint hip arthroplasty.
- fractures of the patella
- acetabular fractures
- acromioclavicular joint dislocation
- Fishkin Z et al. Cerclage wiring technique after proximal femoral fracture in total hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty. 1999 Jan; 14(1):98-101.
- Matsuo T et al. Percutaneous Cerclage Wiring for the Surgical Treatment of Displaced Patella Fractures. Strategies in Trauma and Limb Reconstruction 9, 19-23 (2014)
- Schopfer A et al. Cerclage wiring in internal fixation of acetabular fractures. J Orthop Trauma. 1993;7(3):236-41.
- Anegelini A et al. European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology May 2015, Volume 25, Issue 4, pp 623–635
- Lädermann A et al. Acromioclavicular and coracoclavicular cerclage reconstruction for acute acromioclavicular joint dislocations. J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2011 Apr;20(3):401-8.