Complications of External Fixation



External fixation has assumed an important role in damage control orthopedics. Common indications include open fractures, bridging juxta-articular fractures or dislocations, and pelvic external fixation. Complications may ensue from external fixation as with other surgical treatment. It is important for the surgeon to be aware of these potential complications and to manage them appropriately to achieve a successful outcome.


Fracture Healing External Fixation Intramedullary Nailing Femoral Shaft Fracture External Frame 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic TraumaUniversity of Miami Leonard M Miller School of MedicineMiamiUSA

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