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fixator

or fix·at·er

[ fik-sey-ter ]
/ ˈfɪk seɪ tər /
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noun
a device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures.
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Origin of fixator

First recorded in 1870–75; fix + -ator
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Medical definitions for fixator

fixator
[ fĭksā′tər, fĭk-sātər ]

n.
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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