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External fixation and temporary stabilization of femoral and tibial trauma.

  title={External fixation and temporary stabilization of femoral and tibial trauma.},
  author={Eben A. Carroll and L. Andrew Koman},
  journal={Journal of surgical orthopaedic advances},
  volume={20 1},
External fixation is an important option in the acute management of unstable femoral and tibial fractures and the temporary stabilization of periarticular injuries of the knee or ankle. The value of external fixation as the modality of choice in selective civilian and military applications is well documented. Primary indications include damage control for multitrauma management in patients with concomitant traumatized integument and/or excessive swelling and/or systemic instability and… 

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