External fixation of the femur

Basic concepts

Shyam Kishan, Sanjeev Sabharwal, Fred Behrens, Mark Reilly, Michael Sirkin

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Abstract

This article discusses the application of femoral external fixators, with emphasis on the cross sectional anatomy, mechanical considerations, and fixator configurations, Safe, unsafe, and hazardous corridors are described, with recommendations for optimal and ideal pin placement. Fixator configurations and the biomechanics are touched upon, with suggestions for difficult clinical situations such as osteopenic bone, small fracture fragments, and heavy patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-244
Number of pages6
JournalTechniques in Orthopaedics
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Cross-Sectional Anatomy
External Fixators
Bone Fractures
Thigh
Biomechanical Phenomena
Femur

Keywords

  • Femoral external fixation
  • Ideal pin plane
  • Safe corridors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Kishan, S., Sabharwal, S., Behrens, F., Reilly, M., & Sirkin, M. (2002). External fixation of the femur: Basic concepts. Techniques in Orthopaedics, 17(2), 239-244. https://doi.org/10.1097/00013611-200206000-00013

External fixation of the femur : Basic concepts. / Kishan, Shyam; Sabharwal, Sanjeev; Behrens, Fred; Reilly, Mark; Sirkin, Michael.

In: Techniques in Orthopaedics, Vol. 17, No. 2, 06.2002, p. 239-244.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Kishan, S, Sabharwal, S, Behrens, F, Reilly, M & Sirkin, M 2002, 'External fixation of the femur: Basic concepts', Techniques in Orthopaedics, vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 239-244. https://doi.org/10.1097/00013611-200206000-00013
Kishan S, Sabharwal S, Behrens F, Reilly M, Sirkin M. External fixation of the femur: Basic concepts. Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2002 Jun;17(2):239-244. https://doi.org/10.1097/00013611-200206000-00013
Kishan, Shyam ; Sabharwal, Sanjeev ; Behrens, Fred ; Reilly, Mark ; Sirkin, Michael. / External fixation of the femur : Basic concepts. In: Techniques in Orthopaedics. 2002 ; Vol. 17, No. 2. pp. 239-244.
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