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External Fixators Summary

Description: External devices which hold wires or pins that are placed through one or both cortices of bone in order to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment. These devices allow easy access to wounds, adjustment during the course of healing, and more functional use of the limbs involved.

Also Known As: Device, External Fixation; Devices, External Fixation; External Fixation Device; External Fixation Devices; External Fixator Show All >>

Networked: 1240 relevant articles (51 outcomes, 113 trials/studies) for this Therapy

Key Diseases for which External Fixators is Relevant

  1. Congenital Abnormalities (Deformity) : 12 outcomes 11 studies in 201 results
  2. Infection : 7 outcomes 15 studies in 157 results
  3. Contracture : 6 outcomes 6 studies in 34 results
  4. Wounds and Injuries (Trauma) : 5 outcomes 11 studies in 181 results
  5. Open Fractures (Compound Fracture) : 4 outcomes 4 studies in 95 results
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Drugs Related to External Fixators

  1. Durapatite (Hydroxylapatite)
  2. Arthrogryposis multiplex congenita
  3. Lipid A
  4. Chlorhexidine
  5. Cosmetics
  6. Cimetidine (Biomet)
  7. Methylmethacrylate (Metaplex)
  8. Sodium Chloride (Saline Solution)
  9. Smoke
  10. Povidone-Iodine (Betadine)
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Therapies Related to External Fixators

  1. Osteotomy
  2. Debridement
  3. Transplants (Transplant)
  4. Traction
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
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