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Orthopedic External Fixation Systems, Spinal

Definition : External orthopedic fixation systems designed to stabilize adjacent segments (i.e., vertebrae) of the spine. These systems typically consist of an external plastic and/or metal fixator and other external and/or implantable components, such as plates, rods, pins, and bone screws; the systems may also include some instruments appropriate for attaching the implants (e.g., screwdrivers, punch impactors, drills). Spinal external orthopedic fixation systems are intended for temporary immobilization of segments of the spine in patients with fractures of the thoracic and/or lumbar spine and also for some patients suffering of segmental instability or chronic back pain.

UMDC code : 16046

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