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Part of Tibial Fracture Fixation
Type Medical equipment
Keywords orthopedic surgery, simulation training, modular external fixation, Schanz Screws, open tibial fracture, 3D printing, artificial bones
SDG Sustainable Development Goals SDG03 Good health and well-being
Authors Medical Makers
Published 2021
License CC-BY-SA-4.0
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Medical Aid International External Fixation Package

Orthopaedic conditions and their treatment in low and middle income countries (LMIC) are one of the ‘Cinderella’s’ of medical and indeed surgical care, a situation that can lead to a lifetime of disability and pain.[1] Surprisingly, this is not necessarily due to a lack of surgical ability, but more a total lack of supporting infrastructure and a reliable, informed supply chain.

Orthopaedics International, which is part of the Medical Aid International family, has worked diligently with their partners to develop solutions suitable for LMICs. Their aim is to create a sustainable, holistic approach, to provide quality orthopaedic equipment and implants in order to deliver a solution that works for the long term.

Orthopaedics International has introduced a cost effective solution for fracture treatment which includes the Arbutus Medical HEX Drill Kit alongside a full range of external fixation implants in one easy-to-use kit.[2]

Medical Aid International External Fixation Package
# Item Quantity Function Product Code
1 Arbutus Medical HEX Drill Kit (not shown in image) 1 Drives Schanz Screw into fracture fragment, also referred to as "power drive" MEDAIDHEXKIT
2 Self-Drilling Schanz Screws, 5.0 mm x 200 mm x 30 mm 4 Inserted into fracture fragments, also referred to as "pins" 1625.053
3 Triple Drill Sleeve Assembly 1 Protects the soft tissue when drilling Schanz Screws 4213.001
4 Jacobs Chuck T-Handle 1 Allows for manual advancement of the Schanz Screw to the desired depth 4213.001
5 Universal Clamp (Single Pin) 4 Combines pin-to-rod 4201
6 Connecting Rod, 11 mm x 250 mm 2 Links pins with clamps, available in several sizes 4206.01
7 Rod-to-Rod Connector 2 Combines rod-to-rod 4215
8 Connecting Rod, 11 mm x 200 mm 1 Links pins with clamps, available in several sizes 4206.008
9 Spanner with T Handle 1 Assists in final tightening of clamps 4223.011

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Part of the Medical Aid International Family [Internet]. Orthopaedics International. [cited 2021 Nov 28]. Available from: https://orthopaedicsinternational.org/.
  2. External Fixation [Internet]. Orthopaedics International. [cited 2021 Nov 28]. Available from: https://orthopaedicsinternational.org/solutions/external-fixation/.