or fix·at·er

[ fik-sey-ter ]
/ ˈfɪk seɪ tər /


a device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures.

Origin of fixator

First recorded in 1870–75; fix + -ator Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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Medical definitions for fixator

[ fĭksā′tər, fĭk-sātər ]


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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