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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.

Keywords

External Fixation Intertrochanteric Osteotomy Schanz Screw Bony Consolidation Serous Drain 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

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  • B. G. Weber

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