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Elbow Joint Fixator

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Product Description

The basic goal of fracture fixation is to stabilize the fractured bone, to enable fast healing of the injured bone, and to return early mobility and full function of the injured extremity.

External fixation is a technique used to help heal severely broken bones. This type of orthopedic treatment involves securing the fracture with a specialized device called a fixator, which is external to the body. Using special bone screws (commonly called pins) that pass through the skin and muscle, the fixator is connected to the damaged bone to keep it in proper alignment as it heals.

What is an external fixator used for?

An external fixation device may be used to keep fractured bones stabilized and in alignment. The device can be adjusted externally to ensure the bones remain in an optimal position during the healing process. This device is commonly used in children and when the skin over the fracture has been damaged.

What are the types of external fixator?

There are three basic types of external fixators: standard uniplanar fixator, ring fixator, and hybrid fixator.

The numerous devices used for internal fixation are roughly divided into a few major categories: wires, pins and screws, plates, and intramedullary nails or rods.

Staples and clamps are also used occasionally for osteotomy or fracture fixation. Autogenous bone grafts, allografts, and bone graft substitutes are frequently used for the treatment of bone defects of various causes. For infected fractures as well as for treatment of bone infections, antibiotic beads are frequently used.




Elbow Joint Fixator: A Comprehensive Guide

Elbow fractures are common injuries that can result in significant disability and pain. While non-displaced or minimally displaced fractures can be treated conservatively, displaced fractures often require surgical intervention. Elbow joint fixators are one of the options available for treating displaced elbow fractures. This article aims to provide a comprehensive guide to elbow joint fixators, including their indications, surgical technique, outcomes, and potential complications.

What is an Elbow Joint Fixator?

An elbow joint fixator is an external device used to stabilize elbow fractures. The device consists of metal pins or wires that are inserted through the skin and into the bone, which are then connected to a frame that surrounds the elbow joint. The frame is secured to the bone with clamps, and the pins or wires are tensioned to provide stability to the fracture site.

Indications for Elbow Joint Fixators

Elbow joint fixators are indicated for a wide range of elbow fractures, including intra-articular fractures, open fractures, and those with significant soft tissue injuries. They are particularly useful in cases where traditional methods of fixation, such as plates and screws or intramedullary nails, are not feasible. Elbow joint fixators are also useful in cases where early range of motion is desirable, as they provide stable fixation while allowing for early mobilization.

Surgical Technique

The placement of an elbow joint fixator is a complex procedure that requires careful planning and execution. The surgery is typically performed under general anesthesia, and the patient is placed in a supine or lateral position. The pins or wires are inserted percutaneously or through small incisions, and the frame is attached to them. The wires are tensioned to provide stability and compression to the fracture site. After the placement of the frame, the elbow joint's alignment is checked and adjusted as necessary. Postoperatively, the patient is encouraged to start early range of motion exercises.


Complications associated with elbow joint fixators include pin tract infections, wire or pin breakage, joint stiffness, and neurovascular injuries. The incidence of complications can be reduced by proper pin placement, appropriate tensioning of wires, and regular pin site care. The incidence of major complications is low, and most can be managed conservatively or with simple surgical procedures.


Elbow joint fixators have shown excellent outcomes in the treatment of displaced elbow fractures. They allow for early range of motion, leading to faster healing and better functional outcomes. Studies have shown that elbow joint fixators have a higher union rate, lower infection rate, and lower reoperation rate compared to traditional methods of fixation.


Elbow joint fixators are a valuable tool in the treatment of displaced elbow fractures. They provide stable fixation, precise control of alignment, and allow for early range of motion. While the placement of an elbow joint fixator is a complex procedure, the outcomes are excellent, with lower complication rates compared to traditional methods of fixation.


  1. Is an elbow joint fixator painful?

While the placement of an elbow joint fixator can cause discomfort and pain, pain management is an essential part of the postoperative care plan.

  1. How long does an elbow joint fixator stay in place?

Elbow joint fixators are typically in place for six to eight weeks, after which they are removed in a simple outpatient procedure.

  1. Can I shower with an elbow joint fixator?

Showering with an elbow joint fixator is possible with proper precautions. Cover the frame with a waterproof cast cover or plastic bag to keep it dry.

  1. How long does it take to recover from an elbow fracture treated with an elbow joint fixator?


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