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External Fixation

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External fixation is a surgical procedure used to treat fractures or bone deformities by stabilizing the affected area using metal pins or screws that are placed into the bone and connected to an external frame. This frame holds the bone in place while it heals or as a temporary fixation strategy while definitive treatment can be coordinated. The pins or screws are inserted through small incisions in the skin, and the frame is attached to the outside of the affected area. External fixation may be used for a variety of conditions, including complex fractures, bone infections, or to correct bone deformities. The procedure is typically done under general anesthesia and patients may need to wear the frame for several weeks or months until the bone is fully healed. During this time, patients will need to follow their doctor's instructions for caring for the frame and the affected area.

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