internal fixation


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in·ter·nal fix·a·tion

stabilization of fractured bony parts by direct fixation to one another with surgical wires, screws, pins, rods, or plates.
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internal fixation

Intraosseous fixation Orthopedics Open reduction and stabilization of fractured bone fragments by direct binding to each other with IF devices–eg, screws, plates, wires, pins, intramedullary rods, nails, spinal fixation devices. Cf External fixation.
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in·ter·nal fix·a·tion

(in-tĕr'năl fik-sā'shŭn)
Stabilization of fractured bony parts by direct fixation to one another with surgical wires, screws, pins, rods, plates, or methylmethacrylate.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

in·ter·nal fix·a·tion

(in-tĕr'năl fik-sā'shŭn)
Stabilization of fractured bony parts by direct fixation to one another with surgical wires, screws, pins, rods, or plates.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In conclusion, open reduction and internal fixation is an excellent method of treatment of type V and type VI tibial plateau fractures in judiciously selected cases.
In conclusion, Sonoma Wrx, which is an expansible intramedullary elastic distal radius nail, offers a good alternative technique for internal fixation of unstable distal radius fractures with advantage of minimum soft-tissue dissection and related postoperative complications.
In the current study, percutaneous fixation of spinopelvic dissociation showed a statistically lower intraoperative blood loss compared to open reduction internal fixation (171 cc versus 528 cc, p = 0.0013) and a lower rate of postoperative infections (1 versus 0, p = 0.483).
Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) should be attempted in the physiologically young patient with a displaced femoral neck fracture.
Comparison between post-operative complications using one-point, twopoint and three point fixation techniques, after open reduction an internal fixation has been documented previously in many studies.
In 1962, the first generation of posterior internal fixation system was developed by Harrington.
Numerous fixation devices and techniques have been described for internal fixation, but for most part they have been discarded because of poor and sometimes catastrophic results.
(4) However, many of these constructs are less stable than open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with locking plates.
* The ability to reduce and hold tibial plateau fractures during arthroscopic or open reduction and internal fixation.
Their topics include positioning and set-up, the 10-point exam, meniscal repair, osteochondral transplantation, pediatric osteochondral injuries, a trans-tibial endoscopic hybrid technique for the single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction using patellar tendon grafts, the arthroscopically assisted internal fixation of tibia spine avulsion fracture, and the arthroscopic treatment of arthrofibrosis of the knee.
Internal fixation sales increased 4% worldwide during the second quarter and decreased 11% in the United States, while external fixation sales decreased 17% worldwide and 19% domestically.