The provider removes an external fixation system while the patient is under anesthesia. Skeletal fixation devices are used to join two skeletal parts and maintain their normal alignment while helping in faster healing. An external fixation system, also called an external fixator or ex fix, is a fixation device that is placed inside of bones, and the device itself remains outside of the body, It enables the provider to make adjustments to the fixation externally and eliminates the need for invasive procedures. Once the defect has healed, the provider removes the external fixation system and any associated implants.
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