Not all fractures are the same
While there are instances where definitive care is effective, if you definitively treat a patient too early, then you increase the risk of that treatment failing. Early temporary stabilization with external fixation provides soft tissue safeguarding, and can lead to better treatment results 2,3.
The JET-X External Fixation System enables you to place pins where the injury dictates and not where the fixator dictates. JET-X Quick and Freedom clamps easily allow for uniplanar or multiplanar configurations - giving you the freedom to quickly construct the safest, most stable frame possible. Pins in multiple planes not only provide more stability, they allow pin placement to be dictated by the soft tissue envelope.
1. Soileau, R., Treadway, J. “OR-08-133 – Evaluation of the Release Force Required to Lever External Fixation Bars or Pins out of Locked or Unlocked Holding Clamps,” Smith & Nephew Orthopaedic Research Report, August 2008. 2. Watson JT, Moed BR, Karges DE, Cramer KE. Pilon Fractures. Treatment Protocol Based on Severity of Soft Tissue Injury. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2000 Jun; (375):78-90.
3. Fischer MD, Gustilo RB, Varecka TF. The Timing of Flap Coverage, Bone-grafting, and Intramedullary Nailing in Patients who have a fracture of the Tibial Shaft with Extensive Soft-tissue Injury. J Bone Joint Surg Am. 1991 Oct; 73(9):1316-22.