Tibia external fixation system FIXUS66H
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tibia external fixation system
tibia external fixation system
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Characteristics

Joint / bone
tibia
Type
hybrid
Patient type
adult, pediatric

Description

The FIXUS 66 Hybrid Fixator was designed to provide maximum support for the bone in a simple device, capable of dealing with simple and complex trauma cases. Tensioned Kirschner wires provide stable fixation in metaphysical bone. It is this property that has been responsible for their successful use in metaphysical and articular fractures. The use of fully tensioned wires off a single ring increases this stability to the extent that it will support an unstable tibial plateau fracture. Diaphysis fixation is performed with 5mm pins which achieve good purchase in thick cortical bone. Application of these pins is simplified by the use of a standard round pin holders, which spreads the load around the fixator. The avoidance of screws in the metaphysical ring allows the device to retain its important elastic, self-stiffening properties, similar to the Ilizarov fixator. The FIXUS 66 Hybrid Fixtor is particularly indicated for high energy or comminuted Schatzker 4-6 fractures. Simple, oblique unstable metaphysic-disphyseal segments are well controlled but comminuted fracture lines greater than 45 degrees to the shaft may require additional fixation. Indications: • Complex upper and lower extremity fractures • Fractures with polytrauma • Pediatric and Adult fractures • Temporary joint bridging

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