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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The global craniomaxillofacial implants market segmentation is based on product types (plate and screw fixator systems, bone graft substitutes, distraction systems, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) replacement devices), its composition (calcium ceramics, metals and alloys, polymers, biologic materials), its location (internal fixators, external fixators) and nature (non-resorbable fixators, resorbable fixators).
I like fracture repairs with an external fixator, which is what you are probably describing when you see pins going all the way through the leg.
2) to allow early removal of the external fixator has gained popularity in adults for cosmetic purposes, limb length discrepancy, and sequelae of poliomyelitis.
Severely comminuted fracture closed by application of external skeleton fixator (ESF) is preferable to open reduction and internal fixation (Langley Hobbs et al., 1997).
Conclusion: Nasser Awais External Fixator with T-Clamp was a safe technique and promoted the union with a low complication rate with less union time in distal tibial fracture compared to proximal fracture.
The vets took X-rays which showed them he had a fracture so they repaired it using an external fixator and pins.
The Ilizarov fixator was dismounted after 30 days in group 2 and after 45 days in group 1 according to the quality of regeneration.
The hip distraction with or without soft tissue release by either hinged monolateral external fixator or Ilizarov is a relatively newer modality of treatment of late onset Perthes' disease [7].
In the west, where these type of surgeries are done, an external fixator, like an Illizarov frame is used for about four months, to stabilize the bones after conventional internal fixation using titanium compression screws or intramedullary rods.
The average fixator time (external fixator index) was 25.9 weeks and the average bone healing time was 26.1 weeks.
She had seen an injured service member receive his Purple Heart in a hospital gown, unable to wear regular clothing because of the fixator on his leg.