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).
|Title of host publication||The Basic Principles of External Skeletal Fixation Using the Ilizarov and Other Devices|
|Number of pages||24|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2012|
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