The SK™ external fixation system: Description of components, instrumentation, and application techniques

James P. Toombs, D. G. Bronson, D. Ross, R. D. Welch

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Abstract

The SK™ external fixator was designed to overcome the problems commonly encountered with clinical use of the Kirschner-Ehmer (KE) splint. It enables the use of a range of different fixation pin diameters within a construct, improved pin centering within the bone, increased flexibility in frame construction and disassembly, and a decreased need for the use of full-pins to achieve fracture stabilization. The SK™ external fixator is available in three sizes: mini, small, and large. This report describes the components of the SK™ ESF system, the instrumentation needed to apply it, and the recommended application techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)76-81
Number of pages6
JournalVeterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
Volume16
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 5 2003

Keywords

  • SK™ external fixation components

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • veterinary(all)

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