External fixation: A brochure containing useful information for patients

Leonid Nikolaevich Solomin, Tatyana Nikolaevna Vorontsova, Victor Viktorovich Ershov

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Abstract

External fixation is a method of treating bone and joint injuries as well as correcting skeletal deformities by attaching bones to an external device that stabilizes the injured limb. Additionally, it allows manipulation of the limb segments to achieve restoration of the bone’s length and alignment. Synonyms of “external fixation” are “transosseous osteosynthesis,” “external fixing,” and “external osteosynthesis” as opposed to “internal fixation”, i.e. to an osteosynthesis with the use of internal fixators (plates, nails, screws).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Basic Principles of External Skeletal Fixation Using the Ilizarov and Other Devices
PublisherSpringer
Pages1495-1518
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9788847026193
ISBN (Print)9788847026186
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2012

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Solomin, L. N., Vorontsova, T. N., & Ershov, V. V. (2012). External fixation: A brochure containing useful information for patients. In The Basic Principles of External Skeletal Fixation Using the Ilizarov and Other Devices (pp. 1495-1518). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-88-470-2619-3_34