transfixation(redirected from transfixation ligature)
a surgical procedure in which, in an amputation, the soft tissues are cut through from one side to the other, close to the bone. The muscles are then divided from within outward.
the process of transfixing.
the suture material is passed through the stump to be ligatured, tied around a half of the stump, then around the entire stump.
used in orthopedic surgery in young animals, or where a medullary pin or plates are not applicable. The pin passes completely through the bone and is fixed by attachment to external bar splints. A series of them enable the surgeon to immobilize a number of fragments of a comminuted fracture.