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The Care of External Fixation Devices

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External fixation devices are used to help immobilise a particular part of the body due to a fracture or certain orthopaedic problem to allow for bone healing. They involve the use of pins, wires and braces, and are used when other options of immobilization would be ineffective.

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External fixation devices are used to help immobilise a particular part of the body due to a fracture or certain orthopaedic problem to allow for bone healing. These devices may allow the fixation and manipulation of multiple bone segments, which would otherwise be very difficult. They involve the use of pins, wires and braces, and are used when other options of immobilisation (such as plaster casts) would be ineffective.

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Sally Moyle
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Nurse Educator
Sally Moyle is a rehabilitation nurse educator who has completed her masters of nursing (clinical nursing and teaching). She is passionate about education in nursing so that we can become the best nurses possible. Sally has experience in many nursing sectors including rehabilitation, medical, orthopaedic, neurosurgical, day surgery, emergency, aged care, and general surgery.
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Bina Baniya
22 Mar 2021
Great resource!
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Teagan Kindleysides
18 May 2021
Very informative
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Charelle Smith
20 Jan 2021
An excellent outline of fixation devices, indications and care.
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Victoria Cadden
22 May 2022
Pin site care
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Elsa Pita
01 Nov 2020
this topic was really needed as I'm revising orthopedic management in nursing.
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Jatasya Naidoo
19 Nov 2021
Great easy to understand resource.
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Dana Cox
12 May 2022
Relevant overview of wound care in relation the external fixation.
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Kayla mieth
16 Oct 2020
Very helpful
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Felix Ouma
05 Dec 2021
A nice resource
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Danica Muller
07 Apr 2020
Quick easy read for general info
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