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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In this study, tibiotarsal rotation observed in pigeons and partridges was managed by creating a closed fracture in the tibiotarsus and then, following reduction, stabilizing it with an intramedullary tie-in Type 2 external skeletal fixation system.
The current treatment for a displaced supracondylar humeral fracture is closed reduction of the fracture with the use of percutaneous skeletal fixation (Figure 1) versus open reduction and internal fixation.
Ilizarov external skeletal fixation and minimal internal fixation of distal tibial pilon fractures is a good method for treating all types of intra-articular pilon fracture.
The IHDCS follows recent announcements to offer further support to amputees, including additional access to on-going support from the world-class Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Headley Court and potentially life-changing Direct Skeletal Fixation (DSF) surgery at the public expense.
1991) and according to Gren (1981), is the most common minor complication in external skeletal fixation.
Management of femoral diaphyseal infected nonunion with antibiotic beads, local therapy, external skeletal fixation, and staged bone grafting.
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.
In surgery, the timing of orthopaedic fixation in concomitant bone injury is controversial; some surgeons advocated that skeletal fixation should be performed prior to vessel repair6, while others held the opposite views.
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.