Muhindra Rao* and Maatharasi Balan
Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, Hospital Serdang, Malaysia
*Corresponding Author: Muhindra Rao, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Department of Orthopaedics, Hospital Serdang, Malaysia.
Received: May 25, 2022; Published: June 08, 2022
Deformity of the long bones in human is commonly due to a malunited fracture, infection, trauma to physis or growth plate and even due to congenital causes. Deformity correction in the long bones is a challenging process and may require a well-executed strategy in order to solve it. The complexities of the process are due to the fact that the deformity is often a multi-planar deformity and hence correction of the deformity has to be addressed in a multi-planar manner. There has been an evolution of correction strategies and one of the most successful is the introduction of a hexapod external fixator . A hexapod external fixator has six struts which are attached to 2 circular rings which are then stabilized to the bone via shantz pins or Kirshner wires.
Citation: Muhindra Rao and Maatharasi Balan. “The Good and Bad of Hexapod External Fixator in Deformity Correction of Long Bones".Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 5.7 (2022): 35-36.
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