gSource cerclage wire is manufactured from high quality German surgical stainless steel in the form of a very flexible wire in the shape of a ring or loop, for the purpose of stabilizing fragments in a fractured bone, especially useful for transverse irregular or short oblique fractures. In cases where the bone is shattered, cerclage wire may be useful in uniting the fragments. It may also be used in an osteotomy, a surgical procedure to realign or remove a segment of the bone. Internal fixation devices such as cerclage wire must not be reused. Cerclage wire is intended for single-use only.