The Philosophy of Dynamic Axial Fixation

  • G. De Bastiani
  • F. Lavini
Conference paper

Abstract

External fixation can be defined as a method by which the surgeon can manipulate the bone structure from outside the body, employing various mechanical forces such as compression, distraction, immobilisation and bending in an individual fashion and to the extent that these forces can be modified in the course of treatment, such as to obviate further surgery.

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© Springer-Verlag 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. De Bastiani
    • 1
  • F. Lavini
    • 1
  1. 1.Policlinico di Borgo RomaIstituto Di Clinica Ortopedicae TraumatologicaVeronaItaly

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