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An Improved External Fixator Design for Femoral Fracture Reduction

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Courtney E. LeBlon, Nima S. Rahimi, Michael J. Cucinotta, Manish Paliwal

The College of New Jersey, Ewing, NJ

Paper No. BioMed2008-38087, pp. 113-114; 2 pages
doi:10.1115/BioMed2008-38087
From:
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • ASME 2008 3rd Frontiers in Biomedical Devices Conference
  • Irvine, California, USA, June 18–20, 2008
  • Conference Sponsors: Nanotechnology Institute
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4833-7 | eISBN: 0-7918-3823-4
  • Copyright © 2008 by ASME

abstract

The use of external fixator for femoral shaft fixators in children has been a device of choice. The use though satisfactory, the occurrences of wire/ pin tract infections has been widely reported. Moreover, the use of Ilizarov external fixator in adults has been limited due to its bulk. Hence there is a need for improvement on the current external fixators for femoral fractures. The objective of the study is to design an external fixator for femoral fracture reduction with improved angulation and adjustability, reduced bulk, and comparative stiffness.

Copyright © 2008 by ASME

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