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ex·ter·nal fix·a·tion

fixation of fractured bones by splints, plastic dressings, or transfixion pins.

external fixation

Orthopedics Open reduction, stabilization and use of external fixators to manage fracture bone fragments Indications Open fracture with massive soft tissue damage; instant fixation in polytrauma; fractures with deficient bone stock, infection IF devices Fracture fixation, radius, tibia, pelvis, bone lengthening, Ilizarov device Complications Pin loosening and/or infection. Cf Internal fixation.

ex·ter·nal fix·a·tion

(eks-tĕr'năl fik-sā'shŭn)
Fixation of fractured bones by splints, plastic dressings, or transfixion pins.
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In this study, the mean external fixation time was nine months.
In our study, we have found that an LCP as an external fixation device is an effective, safe and promising method with good union rates.
The main disadvantage of external fixation is the tendency to superficial pin tract infection.
After a thorough investigation of the options, the decision to combine hindfoot intramedullary tibio-talo-calcaneal fusion nail with a hybrid external fixation system to augment joint stability and achieve stable fusion was taken.
(19) But another researcher has stated that serous or haemoserous drainage occurs 72 hours after the application of external fixation. (16)
Bilateral external fixation pins then were bent parallel to the long axis of the tibiotarsus, where the proximal ones were bent 90[degrees] distally and the distal ones bent proximally.
Apart from modality used for external fixation, it also depends on nutritional status of patient.
External fixation of distal radius fractures: Effect of distraction and duration.
Hence, this study aimed to compare the salvage rate and related complications between internal fixation and external fixation with bone grafting in patients who had been controlled from active infection by treating with intravenous antibiotics and multiple debridement.
(27, 28) In biomechanical studies, anterior external fixation was equivalent to anterior plating in resisting external rotation but less effective at resisting vertical displacement, and there may be more concern for loss of reduction when treating definitively with an external fixator.
Proximal and distal tibia fractures with intra-articular extension have become a challenge for orthopaedic surgeons because altered procedures of treatment have been recommended, including limited internal with external fixation, as well as open reduction and internal fixation.7
Bladder exstrophy and epispadias were corrected, with ureteroplasty using free mucosal graft, ureteroneocystostomy, bilateral pelvic osteotomy and external fixation. Intraoperative blood loss was 43% of the blood volume, requiring transfusion.