Use of the External Fixator in Thigh Fractures

  • K. W. Klemm
Conference paper


Evaluation of the advantages and disadvantages of external fixation as a method of stabilizing fractures and nonunions — particularly in cases of fractures and nonunions of the femur — is directly related to the general attitude in different countries of how such conditions should be treated: by conservative measures with traction and plaster cast, or by surgical stabilization by means of compression plates and intramedullary rods.


External Fixation Plaster Cast Closed Fracture Surgical Stabilization Outer Frame 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982

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  • K. W. Klemm

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