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A case report depicting patient's installation on the fracture table when an ankle spanning external fixator is already in place

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Published in BMC musculoskeletal disorders. 2019, vol. 20, no. 1, 406
Abstract Fractures of the proximal and diaphyseal femur are frequently internally fixed using a fracture table. Moreover, some femoral neck fractures may be treated with total hip arthroplasty using a direct anterior approach and a traction table. Fracture and traction tables both use a boot tightly fitted to the patient's foot in order to: 1) obtain fracture reduction by traction and adequate rotation exerted on the slightly abducted or adducted extremity; or 2) adequately expose the hip joint using traction, rotation and extension to implant total hip arthroplasty components. In some instances, multiply injured patients may present with both a proximal or diaphyseal femur fracture and a diaphyseal or distal tibia or ankle fracture necessitating an ankle spanning external fixator on the same limb. Frequently, the tibia or ankle fracture has to be treated first, and standard use of the fracture or traction table may be thereafter difficult due to the external fixator construct preventing tight fitting of the boot to the patient's foot.
Keywords Fracture tableTraction tableAnkle spanning external fixatorFracture reduction and fixationTotal hip arthroplasty
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PMID: 31484527
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Research group Thérapie cellulaire et troubles musculo-squelettiques (960)
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MOHAMAD, Morad et al. A case report depicting patient's installation on the fracture table when an ankle spanning external fixator is already in place. In: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 2019, vol. 20, n° 1, p. 406. doi: 10.1186/s12891-019-2808-5 https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:135443

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