[ fik-sey-ter ]
/ ˈfɪk seɪ tər /
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a device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures.
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Example sentences from the Web for fixator
For much of the first year of his recovery, he wore a metal external fixator to stabilize his leg.Meet the artist who rebuilt Alex Smith’s old leg brace into a Lombardi Trophy|Nicki Jhabvala|January 6, 2021|Washington Post
It is in consequence of the digestion of vaccinal products that the phagocytes manufacture the fixator.Life of Elie Metchnikoff, 1845-1916|Olga Metchnikoff
Medical definitions for fixator
[ fĭk′sā′tər, fĭk-sā′tər ]
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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