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External Fixators MeSH Descriptor Data 2024


MeSH Heading
External Fixators
Tree Number(s)
E07.858.442.660.430
E07.858.690.725.430
Unique ID
D016267
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016267
Annotation
for fracture fixation
Scope Note
External devices which hold wires or pins that are placed through one or both cortices of bone in order to hold the position of a fracture in proper alignment. These devices allow easy access to wounds, adjustment during the course of healing, and more functional use of the limbs involved.
Entry Term(s)
Fixation Devices, External
Previous Indexing
Fracture Fixation (1979-1990)
Orthopedic Fixation Devices (1979-1990)
See Also
Osteogenesis, Distraction
Public MeSH Note
91
History Note
91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/05/25
Revision Date
2006/07/05
External Fixators Preferred
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