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External Fixator

TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME external fixator


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This course is designed for the orthopaedic surgeon who wants to take his/her knowledge of the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME to the next level. Topics including deformity analysis, corticotomy considerations, and post-operative management and complications will be covered by an internationally renowned faculty through lectures, specialty specific breakout sessions, and sawbones labs. The specialty specific breakout sessions will be interactive and allow participants to discuss relevant topics and share experiences in a small group format. 


This course is intended for surgeons with significant experience using the Taylor Spatial Frame. This is not a beginner course.  Surgeons should meet the following requirements to ensure a productive learning experience:

  • Attended an Essentials of TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME Course AND completed a minimum of 11 frames
  • Or, Completed a minimum of 21+ frames.

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Product Information

Features and Benefits of the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME

Stability: Circular construct allows near immediate weight bearing, accelerating fracture healing and increasing bone strength. 2

Adjustability: Unlike ORIF, the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME system allows for postoperative fracture reduction and alignment correction. 1

Versatility: Using fixed angled pins in multiple planes offers optimized stability while minimizing soft tissue damage. 1,3


The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME is a circular, metal frame with two rings that connect with six telescopic struts that can be independently lengthened or shortened relative to the rest of the frame. This allows for six different axes of movement, which gives the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME the ability to correct even the most difficult congenital deformities and trauma cases; providing treatment for a variety of skeletal fractures, malunions, and nonunions. By definition, external fixation enables percutaneous reduction, percutaneous fixation and is minimally invasive to soft tissues. With streamlined instrumentation and innovative hardware, the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME system offers the maximum benefits of a circular fixator without the complexity.

Learn more about the essentials of TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME on our education website. 

How is it used?

The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME is an external device for limb correction, lengthening and/or straightening that is based on the ILIZAROV™ Method. This external fixator takes advantage of the body's natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue and gives the surgeon the ability to accurately move bones to their correct precise anatomic alignment. The TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME provides a single solution for correcting your most challenging cases on the arm, leg, or foot.

  • Limb correction, lengthening and/or straightening
  • Complex fractures such as intra-articular fractures
  • Deformities

We have a dedicated web application that allows you to add cases or research The web-based software makes planning for cases and correction areas easier. Watch the video demonstration for a step by step guide to using the website.


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1. The mechanics of external fixation. HSS J. 2007 Feb;3(1):13-29.

2. Fracture healing in rat femora as affected by functional weight-bearing. Sarmiento A, Schaeffer JF, Beckerman,L, Latta LL, Enis JE. J. Bone Joint Surg Am. 1977 Apr:59(3):369-75.

3. Does the Taylor Spatial Frame accurately correct tibial deformities? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2010 May;468(5):1352-61. Epub 2009 Nov 13.

This information is intended for health care professionals only.  


iADJUST Mobile App is Now Available for Android and iOSIn an effort to make this one-of-a-kind app available to all of your patients, we’ve recently launched our iADJUST app for the Android platform.

Benefits for the Surgeon


  • Secure, mobile access to patient Rx
  • Remote monitoring of your patients in between clinic visits
  • Customizable strut adjustment schedule
  • Real-time patient tracking
  • Same user-friendly software, with NEW “Publish for Mobile” option


Benefits for the Patient


  • On-the-go, real-time access to Rx
  • Automated strut adjustment reminders
  • Motivation progress indicators
  • Educational videos and product information
  • Mobile App convenience and familiarity



In an effort to make this one-of-a-kind app available to all of your patients, we’ve recently launched our iADJUST app for the Android platform. This app can be downloaded to any smart phone from the download buttons below.

Google Play store

Apple iAdjust button

This information is intended for health care professionals in the United States only.

Caution: US Federal law restricts the sale of these devices to or on the order of a physician.

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