Circular external fixation frames with divergent half pins: a pilot biomechanical study.

@article{Lenarz2008CircularEF,
  title={Circular external fixation frames with divergent half pins: a pilot biomechanical study.},
  author={Christopher J. Lenarz and G Saint Louis University Bledsoe and Jeffry T Watson},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
  year={2008},
  volume={466 12},
  pages={2933-9}
}
The use of hexapod circular external fixators has simplified the ability to correct complex limb deformities without cumbersome frame reconfigurations. These frames are applied primarily using half pin mountings and may be difficult to utilize given the constraints of traditional half pin constructs. We compared the biomechanical performance of simplified divergent half pin frames to mountings currently being utilized for application of hexapod frames. Three 6-mm half pins per limb segment were… CONTINUE READING

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