External Fixation System
External fixation is a well-established technique for stabilizing a variety of fractures. The Acumed External Fixation System provides innovative fracture management solutions for the upper extremities through a dedicated line of external fixators.
From our distal radius fracture system, to our innovative small bone fixation and distraction units, each system has been designed to provide ease of application, stability, and fracture reduction.
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A Pair of Solutions for External Fixation
Designed for the temporary stabilization of the metacarpals and phalanges, the system combines a fixator that aids in reduction and compression with a device designed to maintain distraction forces during healing.
Distractor: Lengthening Treatment
The device provides distraction lengthening of the metacarpals, metatarsals, and phalanges as part of treatment for fractures, fusions, and osteotomies
Fixator: Modular Design
K-wire pairs can be placed in any plane between medial/dorsal/lateral, while the rod clamps rotate to match wire placement
Distractor: Adjustment Wheel
The adjustment wheel is designed to help achieve the desired amount of incremental distraction, up to 30 mm
Fixator: Rod Type Choice
Threaded stainless steel or carbon fiber rods offer versatility when building the fixator frame
Small Bone Fixator – available as part of the Acumed Hand Fracture Plating System
The Acumed Small Bone Fixator is an innovative solution for stabilizing fractures resulting from high-energy trauma, including fusions, osteotomies, open and/or comminuted fractures, infected nonunions, and fractures with length discrepancies.
The Small Bone Fixator System is simple to use, offers versatile pin placement options and stability, and is cost-effective.
Small Bone Distractor – available as part of the Acumed Hand Fracture Plating System
The Small Bone Distractor is designed to aid with open or closed fractures, aseptic and infected nonunions, corrective osteotomies, length maintenance due to segmental bone loss, and distraction lengthening of the metacarpals, metatarsals, and phalanges.
A removable handle on the Small Bone Distractor allows surgeons to easily manipulate the device, while minimizing X-ray exposure.
Stableloc External Fixation System – available as a Special Order (advance notice required)
Acumed offers the Stableloc External Fixation System for the treatment of complex distal radius fractures. The Stableloc External Fixator is designed to hold pins in place for fracture reduction or distraction to align the wrist and to provide ligamentotaxis to the wrist on a temporary basis while the distal radius heals.
Versatility allows surgeon to gain initial reduction with the fixator in place and then separately adjust only those planes needing correction. Adjustments may be made independently for distraction, radial/ulnar deviation, flexion/extension and dorsal/palmer translation. Radiolucent body aids in surgeon visualization during fracture reduction and distraction. The Stableloc External Fixator is designed to be lightweight. The sterile system includes all instruments and pins needed to complete a case and adjust the Stableloc External Fixator. 3.2 mm pins are designed as self drilling and come standard in the Stableloc kit.