External Fixator Principles

External Fixator Principles

External fixator is used to stabilize the fracture in the proper position in case of emergency for temporary management as well as sometimes for definitive treatment Aims after placement of Ex-fix It should accommodate the vital limb anatomy Injury access to debridement and secondary procedure Placement as per mechanical demands for patient Patient comfort should […]

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 Damage control orthopedics (DCO)

Damage control orthopedics (DCO)

Damage control orthopedics (DCO) is an approach that contains and stabilizes orthopedic injuries so that the patient’s overall physiology can improve. A principle of treatment designed to reduce the systemic burden of surgical procedures on the already traumatized patient See also: Fat Embolism Syndrome See also: Distraction Osteogenesis See also: External Fixator Principles See also: […]

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 Tscherne Classification

Tscherne Classification

Tscherne Classification is the classification system used to classify the soft tissue and bony injury following fractures. Soft tissue injury in closed fractures Grade Features Grade 0 Injury from indirect forces with negligible soft tissue injury Grade 1 Superficial abrasion and contusion of soft tissue overlying fractures Grade 2 Significant muscle contusion, with possible deep, […]

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