~ This section to be developed in Phase 2 of the Challenge ~
This page will allow for the trainee to read up on what conditions necessitate an external fixator, which is the core skill being taught in our simulator model.
Description[edit | edit source]
External fixation is a process for fracture fixation by which pins or wires are inserted into bone percutaneously and held together via an external scaffold. Initially described by Malgaigne in 1853, external fixation was proposed as an alternative to immobilization in plaster cast, traction, or internal fixation.