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A simple dynamic external fixator for complex phalangeal fractures.
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PMID:  23350741     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Abstract Complex compound and comminuted phalangeal fractures are often surrounded by soft tissue injuries. Stabilising such fractures is not easy but is essential before early mobilisation to prevent stiffness and regaining hand function. Several designs of external fixators have been advocated but could not simultaneously offer simplicity, affordability, stability, and freedom of movement. We propose a design that is easy to make without expert assistance. It is cheap, available in most theatres, and offers required stability and freedom of movement in the immediate postoperative period. Our claim is strongly supported by long-term follow-up results.
Authors:
Muhammad Faheem Khadim; Mohammed Haj Basheer
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-28
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of plastic surgery and hand surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  2000-6764     ISO Abbreviation:  J Plast Surg Hand Surg     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101534130     Medline TA:  J Plast Surg Hand Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Northern Ireland Maxillofacial and Plastics Services, Ulster Hospital , Belfast , UK.
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