Daniel David Otobo*, Ehi Mary Ekoja, Bethrand Ozioma Chukwu, Jacob Adefila, Musa Nuhu, Yahaya Sule, David Nendang and Osas Idehen
August 11, 2023
DOI : 10.56831/PSSRP-02-055
Fixators are internal or external rigid equipment that acts as stabilizing frames to hold broken bones in their proper anatomical positions while they heal. The application of a fixator is a complex procedure that is done in the operating theatre by orthopaedic and trauma surgeons. Fixators may be temporary or permanent, however, they are often indicated in fractures. Fractures may simply be understood as a partial or complete break in the continuity of bones. They may be caused by trauma, fractures due to overuse, infections and diseases that weaken the bones. The latter is most common in children and physiologically in some women who have attained menopause. This paper however shades more lamplight on the use of fixators in the treatment of fractures that are non-traumatic in young adults. These fractures have a rather pathologic course in their aetiology.
Keywords: Pathologic Fractures; Internal; External; Fixators; young adults; adolescents; orthopaedics; bone cancer