Duration of External Fixation, and Removal of the External Fixator

  • B. G. Weber

Abstract

The time an external fixator remains in place is standardized for elective orthopedic procedures, e.g.:
  • Intertrochanteric osteotomies in children: 4 1/2 weeks, followed by hip spica for 4 l/2 weeks.

  • Arthrodeses of the knee joint: 4 1/2 weeks, followed by knee cast for 4 1/2 weeks.

  • Arthrodeses of the ankle joint: 4 1/2 weeks, followed by walking cast for 4 1/2 weeks.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

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