TITLE

Fixateur-externe-Osteosynthese

PUB. DATE
February 2010
SOURCE
Der Orthopäde;Feb2010, Vol. 39 Issue 2, p192
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
External fixation is one of the mainstays of surgical fracturetreatment. This method of osteosynthesis facilitates local damagecontrol surgery for fractures with extensive soft tissue injury andin polytraumatized patients. In addition, correction of deformities and bone segment transport are possible. Arthrodesis and septicsurgery also benefit from external fixation.An extensive range of fixators and methods are available to meetthese various needs. An external fixator consists of three elements: securingthe bone fragments (pins and/or wires with extracorporeal ends),longitudinal rods and rings, and the connectors. The main features of externalfixation can be described in terms of a few design and assembly principles.It is important that "form follows function", i.e. design and assembly are modified to function. If these principles are observed, external fixationcan be successfully applied.
ACCESSION #
48286307

 

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