fixator


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fixator

[′fik‚sād·ər]
(physiology)
A muscle whose action tends to hold a body part in a certain position or limit its movement.
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Several of the Soldiers wore an external fixator, a brace built with a series of rods and pins used to stabilize and lengthen limbs.
In patients with multiple injuries, open wounds or compartment syndrome, a provisional spanning external fixator should routinely be applied.
We present the case of KTS with femoral shaft fracture, managed with external fixator.
The pain was mainly due to the technique used in the surgery, which requires an external fixator with pins to help keep the bones straight and remove the distortions.
com)-- Persistence Market Research released a new market report on "Global Market Study on Orthopedic Trauma Devices: External Fixator to Witness Highest Growth by 2020", the global orthopedic trauma devices market was valued at USD 5.
ClickPress, Tue Jun 02 2015] Global Trauma Fixation Devices Market by Types [Internal Fixator Devices (Internal Trauma Fixation Plates, Screws, Rod Wires & Pins, Fusion Nails), External Fixator Devices], & by End-Users (Hospital, Orthopedic Clinics) - Analysis and Forecast to 2019
Finally, stabilization of segmental fracture of left lower leg was performed after orthopedic reduction and fixation using external fixator by Mitkovic (Traffix[R], Nis) with two convergently set nails in each tibial segment (six in total).
We read with great interest the article by Montgomery et al titled "Use of a locking compression plate as an external fixator for repair of a tarsometatarsal fracture in a bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus).
Surgical technique for arthodesis involved use of AO external fixator 4mm alone in 15 cases and combination of external fixator with minimal internal fixation using K wires in 5 cases.
23-25) The tie-in fixator procedure is based on fracture reduction by using an intramedullary pin and stabilizing the external fixation pins by using substances, such as polymethylmethacrylate or epoxy.