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[Indications and technic of external fixation in acute management of polytrauma].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Zentralblatt für Chirurgie
Publication Date
Volume
115
Issue
10
Pages
581–591
Identifiers
PMID: 2201135
Source
Medline

Abstract

The application of external fixation in the multiple injured patient permits rapid stabilisation of fractures and excellent preservation of soft tissue without an additional systemic load after traumatic shock. Acute fixation in the primary care is achieved by particular constructions for the pelvis and femur and modifications of standard-techniques for the tibia and joint-transfixation. In most cases secondary completions or alterations in the method of treatment are necessary.

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