Sunday, February 26, 2012
Crimp sleeves (white arrows) are devices for connecting wires or cables. They are used in fishing, manufacturing, and orthopedics. Surgical cable and crimp systems are used to secure bone fragments under pressure, providing better fixation than simple twisting of cerclage wires. The wire ends pass through the crimp sleeve and are deformed by a crimping device to secure the wires in place.