transfixation

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transfixation

[-fiksā′shən]
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.

transfixation

the process of transfixing.

transfixation ligature
the suture material is passed through the stump to be ligatured, tied around a half of the stump, then around the entire stump.
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Halsted transfixation ligature. By permission from Slatter D, Textbook of Small Animal Surgery, Saunders, 2002
transfixation pin
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.
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A comparison of acute pull-out strength between two-way and one-way transfixation pin insertion for external skeletal fixation in canine bone.
The system is relatively flexible in the axial direction of the long bone, perpendicular to the wires, compared with constructions using larger diameter transfixation pins.
The risk of occurrence of these types of contractures is increased by the use of transfixation pins instead of wires, increased diameter of the pins, or longitudinal clustering of several pins in the same plane.
SURGICAL TECHNIQUE: DISTENTION ARTHROGRAPHY FOR SAFE EXTRACAPSULAR PLACEMENT OF PROXIMAL TIBIAL TRANSFIXATION PINS.