- a device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures.
Origin of fixator
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It is in consequence of the digestion of vaccinal products that the phagocytes manufacture the fixator.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916
- A device that provides rigid immobilization of a fractured bone by means of rods attached to pins that are placed in or through the bone.
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