The JET-X◊ Bar Unilateral Fixator was designed for performance, ease-of-use, and versatility.
Ball Joints for Ultimate Flexibility
- Clamps provide an extra degree of freedom over the competition, with the ability to angle pins up to 25° in any plane.
- Ball joint component of clamps allows linear reduction of fractures, with true translation of long bone fragment ends.
Designed for Ease-of-Use
- Cartridge clamp design is positive locking, allowing no passive release of pins or bars - even when clamps are loosened.
- Self-drilling, self-tapping JET-X half pins.
- Various clamps and bar lengths give the surgeon the versatility to assemble needed frame constructs.
JET-X Bar Indications
Intended to be used on adults or pediatric patients as required for fracture fixation (open or closed); post-traumatic joint contracture which has resulted in loss of range of motion; fractures and disease which generally may result in joint contractures or loss of range of motion and fractures requiring distraction; pseudoarthrosis of long bones; limb lengthening by epiphyseal or metaphyseal distraction; correction of bony or soft tissue deformity; correction of segmental bony or soft tissue defects; infected fractures or non-unions; joint arthrodesis; and management of comminuted intra-articular fracture of the distal radius
1. Data on file at Smith & Nephew, OR-08-133A.
2. Soileau, R., Treadway, J. “OR-08-133 – Evaluation of the Release Force Required to Lever External Fixation Bars or Pins out of Locked or UnlockedHolding Clamps,” Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Research Report, August 2008.
3. Watson JT, Moed BR, Karges DE, Cramer KE. Pilon Fractures. Treatment Protocol Based on Severity of Soft Tissue Injury. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2000Jun; (375):78-90.
4. Fischer MD, Gustilo RB, Varecka TF. The Timing of Flap Coverage, Bone-grafting, and Intramedullary Nailing in Patients who have a fracture of theTibial Shaft with Extensive Soft-tissue Injury. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1991 Oct; 73(9):1316-22.
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