Bones are the strain sensitive part of the body. Fractures in bone are, hence, becoming common these days. Fracture causes acute pain at the injured area. Therefore, alternative and improved devices are being invented for fixing these fractures. These specialized devices are usually placed at the site or near to the fracture. They help to reduce the slip between the fracture plate and the bone. The different devices used for fracture fixation are described below:
The fractures in ribs is usually corrected using MatrixRIB fixation system. They help to stabilize the torn ribs. This fixation method makes use of intramedullary splints, locking plates, and screws. These fixation systems are designed in such a way to fit into an average rib shape without removing the periosteum. This, in turn, helps to reduce the rib bending. The splints are used to support the fractured rib. In addition to ribs, this method is highly successful to treat osteotomies and fusions in normal and osteoporotic bones.
- TransFx External Fixation System
The TransFx fixation system is an effective external device to treat fractures. This system allows active motion of the bone without splinting. They are mainly used for fractures in pelvis and long bones, limb lengthening, periarticular fractures, osteotomies, and joint fusion. It provides necessary bone stability and desired frame construction options. They provide best results in fixing fractures and hence are greatly used.
- Magic Pins
Magic pins are designed to auto-compress the broken bone fragments. They use small pins and screws to hold the fracture in neutral position. They are available as small, medium and large implants, depending on the part that has occurred fracture. Small implants find use in fixing fractures of fingers and toes. Medium implants are used to attach fragments which are less than 3mm in diameter. They include some regions of humerus, fibula, and tibia. Large implants are mainly used to correct fractures in olecranon, metatarsal, petalla, etc.