fixator


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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.

fixator

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.

fix·a·tor

(fik'sā-tŏr)
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.

fixator

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.

fixator

muscle/muscle group, contraction of which stabilizes the origin of another muscle

fixator, fixateur

a device for holding fragments in a fixed position, e.g. for a fractured bone or luxated joint.
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The larger pant leg is designed to wrap around a leg that has a fixator, a halo frame, pins or other type of device attached.
She will have to keep the fixator on for several months while the newly- formed bone heals and solidifies.
Patterson and Cole et al (6) described immediate fibular fixation and placement of a medial spanning external fixator, followed an average of 24 days later by removal of the fixator and open reduction and internal fixation.
We did closed reduction under fluoroscopy and then immobilization with external fixator.
The external fixator also needed to be corrected in measurements and so every time we turned it, it pushed the bone from one side and got pulled from the other side.
On the basis of the type of fixator, the internal fixator has the largest market in the orthopedic trauma fixation devices market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of about 6.
Compression, other than with manual realignment and force, is often difficult to obtain with the LCP used as an external fixator.
Keywords: Blast injuries, Bone graft, Elbow arthodesis, External fixator, Non-union, Osteomylitis, Reconstruction of elbow.
In this study, pigeons and partridges with tibiotarsal rotation were managed by creating a closed fracture and repairing it with an intramedullary pin type-2 external fixator tie-in system.
6] The tensioned wires provide improved fixation in the cancellous fragment, whereas the pin fixator give adequate stability to the diaphyseal fragments.
After about 10 days we took out the fixator and applied nails to fix the tibia and femur and screws on the knee," said Dr Selim.