Orthopedic Internal Fixation Systems
Definition : Groups of orthopedic devices, including a case, trays, a number of implants, and the appropriate instrumentation, that are used to correct or reconstruct serious bone fractures and spinal injuries or defects that cannot be stabilized by casting or splinting. They can also be used for bone lengthening. The systems, consisting of any combination of metal plates, screws, pins, wires, rods, and nails, are used to support and compress the fractured bone and prevent it from bending or rotating.
Entry Terms : "Bone Fixation Devices"
UMDC code : 16027