Orthopedic Fixation Devices

Authored by: Jill S. Kawalec

Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, Second Edition

Print publication date:  May  2008
Online publication date:  May  2008

Print ISBN: 9781420078022
eBook ISBN: 9781498761437
Adobe ISBN:

10.1081/E-EBBE2-120013946

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Abstract

There are two categories of orthopedic fixation: internal fixation and external fixation. This entry aims to explain in detail each aspect of both categories of fixation devices, including the materials out of which they are made and how they work to improve the biocompatibility of orthopedic devices.

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