Use of the External Fixator in Thigh Fractures
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.
KeywordsExternal Fixation Plaster Cast Closed Fracture Surgical Stabilization Outer Frame
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