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JET-X

External Fixator

Simple fracture reduction


Reduce pop-off concerns

Your solution has become 175x easier. The JET-X External Fixation System Bar is 175 times more likely to stay in its clamp while you are reducing a fracture, when compared to common clam-shell designs. Your days (and nights) of tightening/ loosening/retightening are over 1.


Reduction tool

JET-X Clamps

You have the freedom to use the frame to manipulate the fracture before final tightening. The integrity of the cartridge mechanism allows the pin or bar to be captured in the clamp. The clamp, in turn, remains free to rotate and angulate. This allows the frame to perform double duty as a fixation device and as a reduction tool.

References

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.

Safeguard soft tissue


Not all fractures are the same

 

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 stabilisation with external fixation provides soft tissue safeguarding, and can lead to better treatment results 2,3.

 


 

Pin placement

 

JET-X Pin Placement

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

References

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.

 

Straightforward procedure

JET-X External fixation overview

Patients

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