Taylor spatial frame (Smith&Nephew Inc.) for posttraumatic lower limb deformity

Record ID 32011001360
Authors' objectives:

Most lower limb fractures in adults and children can be treated with closed reduction and cast fixation. However, these types of fractures usually require surgical stabilization: compound, displaced, open, in patients with multiple injuries, associated with neurovascular injury or with significant soft tissue injury, and comminuted shaft fractures. For these complex fractures, internal or external fixation methods are available. Internal fixation refers to fixation of screws and/or plates inside the body to support the bone directly and enable or facilitate healing. External fixation is indicated when internal fixation is contraindicated and for treatment of open fractures, malunions or nonunions, or as a temporary solution. External fixators are also used in bone deformity correction and in limb-lengthening procedures.

Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2011
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: United States
MeSH Terms
  • Equipment Design
  • External Fixators
  • Leg Injuries
Organisation Name: HAYES, Inc.
Contact Address: 157 S. Broad Street, Suite 200, Lansdale, PA 19446, USA. Tel: 215 855 0615; Fax: 215 855 5218
Contact Name: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Contact Email: saleinfo@hayesinc.com
Copyright: 2011 Winifred S. Hayes, Inc
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