skeletal fixation

skeletal fixation

[skel′ətəl]
Etymology: Gk, skeletos, dried up; L, figere, to fasten
any method of holding together the fragments of a fractured bone by attaching wires, screws, plates, or nails. See also external pin fixation.
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The MOD has successfully bid for Au2 million of LIBOR funding to carry out a direct skeletal fixation (DSF) trial, which will enable some veterans and Service personnel to have potentially life-changing surgery.
In each bird, a 1-cm critical size defect (CSD) was created in the left ulna, and the fracture was stabilized with external skeletal fixation (ESF).
About AAFAO The American Academy of Foot and Ankle Osteosynthesis is a new educational organization dedicated to the training of podiatric residents in the techniques and skills of skeletal fixation, trauma and reconstructive surgery of the foot and ankle.
In medical devices, Synthes, a Swiss maker of skeletal fixation implants and other orthopedic products that Johnson & Johnson acquired in 2012, will continue to drive growth, by significantly enhancing the company's orthopedics business and provide important operating synergies.
One challenge with the use of natural biological skeletal fixation is allowing the bone to heal and osseointegrate with the implant surface, thereby attaining a strong skeletal interlock, a prerequisite for long-term implant function and stability [14-15].
A team headed by Dr Dean Richardson replaced the brace with an external skeletal fixation device that will take weight off the injured leg.
Skeletal fixation with suspension wires is sometimes used to enhance the stabilization of the maxillomandibular complex.
An external skeletal fixation (ESF) device was placed by using 2 positive-threaded pins above and below the fracture site with methylmethacrylate cement connecting bars.
In addition to SECURUS, Core Essence has recently launched novel orthopedic product platforms including Seg-Way(TM), a synchronized endoscopic guide system for carpel tunnel syndrome; reNOVO(TM), a suture anchor system, and reVERTO(TM), a shape memory staple system indicated for arthrodesis and skeletal fixation procedures.
External skeletal fixation in treatment of fractures of the tibia.
External skeletal fixation is generally considered the best stabilization technique for immobilizing avian long-bone fractures, but one of its major complications is the failure of bone fixation pin interface or the loss of holding power.