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fix·a·tor(fik-sā'tŏr), Avoid the mispronunciation fix'ator.
A device providing rigid immobilization through external skeletal fixation by means of rods (f.'s) attached to pins that are placed in or through the bone.
a device composed of rods and pins designed to provide stabilization of a body part. The external skeletal apparatus may be attached directly to the bone.
1. A device providing rigid immobilization through external skeletal fixation by means of rods (fixators) attached to pins that are placed in or through the bone.
2. A muscle or muscle group that works to stabilize a joint or body region while other muscles initiate movement.
1. A muscle being used to hold a body part in a certain position or to restrict its movement, usually so that other muscles may operate effectively.
2. A device, such as an EXTERNAL FIXATOR, used to maintain parts in alignment.
fixatormuscle/muscle group, contraction of which stabilizes the origin of another muscle
a device for holding fragments in a fixed position, e.g. for a fractured bone or luxated joint.