What is External fixator?

Category: Equipment

Most popular types: Ilizarov


An external fixator is a medical device that is placed surgically in order to properly set fractured or deformed bone tissue. External fixators are typically used in place of a cast when a cast isn't capable of setting the bone. Pins, screws, rods, and ties are all used in external fixation.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with External fixator

Side effect Patients
Joint deformity 1
Pain 1

Why patients stopped taking External fixator

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Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 2
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Stopped using External fixator

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 0
Usually 1
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
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