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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures.

Usage examples (34)
  • This approach would not require an external fixator at all.
  • Therefore, 2-3 inches of lengthening takes 2-3 months in the external fixator.
  • Fifteen years ago, I may have used a cheaper technology, an external fixator or reducing and pinning it.
  • He has had surgery to remove the fixator, but needs extensive physical therapy to build the leg back up. for more
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