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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10) In addition, Mostafavi and Tornetta5 found that out of a total of 19 patients treated with a unilateral external fixator there were three malunions, one delayed union, eight (44%) pin-tract infections, two pin-tract sequestrum formations, and two late fractures after removal of the external fixation.
Mr Morgan-Jones explained; "Non had a very bad break to her tibia and as the initial operation failed to heal it, she was referred to me for the external fixator procedure.
Then, four months later, the fixator was removed and it all seemed worthwhile.
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.
Based on location, the internal fixators segment accounted for the largest share (over 80%) of the craniomaxillofacial implants market in 2013, as these devices demonstrated lesser infection rates augmenting procedure safety and shorter hospital stays.
Key words: orthopedic surgery, external skeletal fixator, intramedullary pin tie-in, plastic bone model, biomechanics, avian
External fixator pin care was provided twice daily, drain output was recorded at 8-hour intervals, and the patient's pain was controlled with an oral analgesic regimen.
She was almost in tears when she realized that the pants would cover her fixator and provide her with a modicum of decency and comfort," she said.
She will have to keep the fixator on for several months while the newly- formed bone heals and solidifies.
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Internal fixator market is by far the largest market as these devices have well proven track records for trauma fixation and are more effective than the external devices.