A versatile closed external fixator - CASE REPORT

Kamath, B. Jagannath and Bhardwaj, Praveen and *, Venkatdas (2007) A versatile closed external fixator - CASE REPORT. Journal of Orthopaedics , 4 (1). e10.

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Abstract

External fixator in compound fractures with exposed bone is well accepted and time tested. But in cases where the bone is not exposed but internal fixation is not possible external fixators have a role, which is not well documented in the literature. The key to success is not to expose the fracture site. For achieving closed reduction with external fixator only a few options are available which are either expensive or are very cumbersome. We herein describe a versatile external fixator, which can be used to achieve closed reduction. The fixator described over scores its counterparts not only in terms of cost but also in terms of versatility and stability .We recommend this fixator in cases where closed intramedullary nailing for one reason or another is inappropriate.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: External fixator; closed reduction; versatile; inexpensive.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Surgery
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Mar 2012 04:53
Last Modified: 09 Mar 2012 04:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3468

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