Trattamento delle fratture degli arti con un nuovo fissatore esterno

Translated title of the contribution: Treatment of limb fractures by a new external device

T. Donzelli, C. Ronzani, M. Citterio, M. Sallusti, D. Bazzoni, A. Garbuglia, C. E. Bossi

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Background. Evaluation of a new external fixator for the treatment of fractures of the limbs pointing out the results in gunshot wound fractures. Methods. From February 1995 to December 1996 the one-plane unilateral external fixator VM Jet with self-tapping pins was used. The frame had capability for compression, distraction and free axial sliding. The device was applied in 34 cases on 31 patients (24 men, 7 women; average age 41.8) with associated multiple injuries; among these cases 3 gunshot wound fractures were treated: 1 humerus, 1 femur and 1 tibia. Results. Two patients are not valuable: 1 died for associated multiple injuries and 1 was amputated for severe lesions of the soft tissues. Six major complications were observed, which required a new operation: 4 destabilization of the frame and 2 refractures. The other patients healed with the external fixator, including 5 delayed union (nonoperative treatment). Considering the gunshot wound fractures, 1 destabilization of the device was observed, requiring a new operation. Conclusions. The VM Jet external fixator is an effective treatment for high-energy fractures of the limbs. The frame is stiff, light and its application is easy and fast. It is not always the ultimate treatment. Its application requires very often open reduction of the fracture.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)25-29
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica
Volume51
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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External Fixators
Gunshot Wounds
Extremities
Equipment and Supplies
Multiple Trauma
Humerus
Therapeutics
Tibia
Femur
Light

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  • Surgery

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Donzelli, T., Ronzani, C., Citterio, M., Sallusti, M., Bazzoni, D., Garbuglia, A., & Bossi, C. E. (2000). Trattamento delle fratture degli arti con un nuovo fissatore esterno. Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica, 51(1), 25-29.

Trattamento delle fratture degli arti con un nuovo fissatore esterno. / Donzelli, T.; Ronzani, C.; Citterio, M.; Sallusti, M.; Bazzoni, D.; Garbuglia, A.; Bossi, C. E.

In: Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica, Vol. 51, No. 1, 2000, p. 25-29.

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Donzelli, T, Ronzani, C, Citterio, M, Sallusti, M, Bazzoni, D, Garbuglia, A & Bossi, CE 2000, 'Trattamento delle fratture degli arti con un nuovo fissatore esterno', Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica, vol. 51, no. 1, pp. 25-29.
Donzelli T, Ronzani C, Citterio M, Sallusti M, Bazzoni D, Garbuglia A et al. Trattamento delle fratture degli arti con un nuovo fissatore esterno. Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica. 2000;51(1):25-29.
Donzelli, T. ; Ronzani, C. ; Citterio, M. ; Sallusti, M. ; Bazzoni, D. ; Garbuglia, A. ; Bossi, C. E. / Trattamento delle fratture degli arti con un nuovo fissatore esterno. In: Minerva Ortopedica e Traumatologica. 2000 ; Vol. 51, No. 1. pp. 25-29.
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