Loop Tension Devices
Prior to crimping it is suggested that the loop be tensioned sufficiently to eliminate the anterior draw, but not enough to create an outward rotation. This may be achieved by a number of methods:
a) Partial crimp - see video, does not require additional instrumentation
b) Simple tension device requiring a pair of gelpis 091132
c) A dedicated loop tensioner 091132A
091131A - Does not require use of extra crimps - less wasteful. Speed lock type action gives more ‘feel’ than ratchet type. Jaws designed specifically for crimping system. The literature tells us little about the correct tension. We recommend that the anterior draw is eliminated but that an outward rotation of the tibia is not created.
Remember over tensioning is as big a technical error as under tensioning!