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Principles of joint-spanning external fixation

A joint-spanning external fixator is fixed to the femur and the tibia while the fracture zone is left virtually untouched (it is bridged). Provisional reduction is achieved with distraction.

Details of exernal fixation are described in detail in the basic technique for application of modular external fixator.

Specific considerations for the tibia and the femur are given below.