WIT Press

External Osteosynthesis With New Generation External Fixators: Focus On Innovative Construction And Simulation Computer Techniques

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/BIO950341

Volume

2

Pages

16

Published

1995

Size

2,227 kb

Author(s)

J. Deszczynski, W. Choromanski & J. Karpinski

Abstract

The problem of union of damaged bone fragments is one of the most current topics in modern orthopaedics and the subject of extensive ongo- ing studies. This article will focus on osteosynthesis using new generation external fixators. New generation implies such solutions that: enable con- tinuous monitoring of the bone union process with the aid of specialized measuring system, allow controlled axial dynamization of the progres- sively forming union, ensure increased fixator-bone system rigidity due to optimalized spatial arrangement of bone screws and give the possibility of movement in damaged joints or joints localized in the damaged area by the use of mechanical joints reproducing the physiological joint motion pattern. The

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