• bone fractures
  • The Octopod Circular External Fixator is medical device developed to treat bone fractures and deformities. (wikipedia.org)
  • As it is well known in this specific technical field, one of the most effective methods for stabilizing bone fractures is based on the use of external splints, whereby fractures at particularly delicate locations, e.g. close to the joints, or fractures with attendant serious injury of the cutaneous tissue, can be set in all those cases in which the traditional plaster could be unsuitable or even impracticable. (google.com)
  • Ligamentotaxis is the basis for the use of the external fixator in unstable distal long bone fractures. (wikipedia.org)
  • fracture site
  • The external rings are linked to each other by threaded rods and hinges that allow to move the position of the bone fragments without opening the fracture site, then the fragments can be fixed in rigid position until complete healing. (wikipedia.org)
  • elbow
  • We also did resection of radial head in 7 cases with repair of LCL, coronoid, MCL and of both flexor and extensor muscles, with repair of all other primary and secondary stabilizers(except radial head) and elbow was stabilized by orthofix hinged external fixator for 6 weeks, with comparable results. (jcorth.com)
  • screw
  • The invention relates to a bone screw, particularly for use with external splints in fracture stabilization, comprising an elongate cylindrical body (2) of predetermined length and diameter tapering into a threaded end portion (5) which terminates with a tip (6), and an opposite screw-handling end (3). (google.com)
  • Within the external fixator is an adjustable screw that must be turned (per doctors' orders) to lengthen the gap between bone segments, so the bone will regrow to the appropriate shape. (wikipedia.org)
  • uses
  • The new line of fixators uses advanced software to solve the previous problems of measurement accuracy and the need for specialized training. (wikipedia.org)