Small external fixators have been developed for use in the hand and wrist. The main indications are stabilization of open or infected fracture or non- union of the metacarpals and phalanges; length maintenance in segmental bone loss; and distraction-lengthening of the fingers. The device may be used also for articular or periarticular fracture, closed diaphyseal fracture in adults, fracture in children, various arthrodeses, or corrective osteotomies.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Orthopedics and Sports Medicine