Management of an open tibia fracture with an external fixator
External fixators in other regions
|Pelvic reduction clamp. Used for emergency reduction of unstable open book pelvic fractures|
An exfix is an effective, and potentially life saving procedure in open book type pelvic fractures. A Gantz clamp is placed over the pelvis with the pins over the sacro ilaic joint. It will effectively reduce the fracture and prevent haemorrage.
Distal radius fractures can be stabilised and held at length by means of an exfix from the proximal radius to the second metacarpal bone.
The indication a comminuted fracture of the distal radius with loss of length. In the forearm closed as well as open fractures can be treated by this method.