They can be divided into two categories: the external fixator
and the internal fixator or implantable lengthening nail.
The key ring fixator described in this report is a modification of the circular external fixator
(CEF) technique used in small animal and human fracture repair.
LCP as an external fixator
device has been described in the literature.
The pertrochanteric external fixator
reduced pain, hospital stay, and mechanical complications in comparison with the sliding hip screw, J Bone Joint Surg Am 2002; 84: 1488.
Ettinger et al (13), in a retrospective study involving 58 cases of Charcot arthropathy treated with intramedullary hindfoot nail and external fixator
, reported a success rate of 100% and 84%, respectively, for ankle fusion.
(2) There are different types of external fixator
After surgery, which included an external fixator
and pins to stabilise the leg and months of strict rest, Walle is now fully recovered and ready to find a new home.
She had 50 hours of surgery and is still learning to walk after the ordeal, after wearing an external fixator
for six months.
The patient's condition required specialist surgery, known as a femoral osteotomy, with application of a circular external fixator
called a Taylor Spatial Frame to straighten her legs and correct the debilitating defect.
The external fixator
which was used for initial support was removed 14 weeks after surgery.