A comparison of two military temporary femoral external fixators.

@article{Dougherty2003ACO,
  title={A comparison of two military temporary femoral external fixators.},
  author={Paul Joseph Dougherty and Brian Vickaryous and Edgar Conley and K P Hickerson},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2003},
  volume={412},
  pages={176-83}
}
Temporary external fixation of femur fractures, used at civilian trauma centers for patients who cannot tolerate more extensive procedures, also is planned for use in military field hospitals to provide temporary stabilization and allow for safe transport of a patient to the next level of care. The purpose of the current study was to evaluate three constructs: an external fixator made by one manufacturer and two Hoffman II constructs: uniplanar and biplanar. The study consisted of two parts: a… CONTINUE READING