External skeletal fixation. Linear fixators

The Veterinary Clinics of North America. Small Animal Practice
A L Johnson, C E DeCamp

Abstract

Linear external skeletal fixators offer some unique advantages over other fixation systems; they are biomechanically versatile, minimize surgical trauma to the fracture environment, and allow for simple staged disassembly to help promote bone healing. Historically, the use of linear external skeletal fixators has been reported to result in numerous complications, primarily related to the pin-bone interface. External skeletal fixators have experienced a resurgence in the past two decades. Increased knowledge of proper pin insertion techniques and advancements in pin design have greatly enhanced the longevity of the pin-bone interface, resulting in fewer complications. This article reviews some of the potential advantages of linear external skeletal fixators and principles of application to help strengthen the pin-bone interface and minimize complications.

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