Easily removed drill guide for pin insertion during external fixation.

@article{Arazi2001EasilyRD,
  title={Easily removed drill guide for pin insertion during external fixation.},
  author={Mehmet Arazi and A. Kutlu},
  journal={Journal of orthopaedic trauma},
  year={2001},
  volume={15 2},
  pages={135-6}
}
A new guide for tissue protection while drilling and inserting screws in external fixation without taking down the system is presented. It can be used for pin insertion in both unilateral and ring-type external fixators. The external fixator is used as a template guide, and pin insertion can be easily performed with the fixator in place. With its use, operative time is decreased, and tissue protection is achieved for all pin insertions in any part of the musculoskeletal system.