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