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2Principles of uniplanar external fixation

The frame of a uniplanar external fixator consists of at least two pins in each main fracture fragment connected with one single rod. A second rod may be added to increase stiffness of the frame.

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

Specific considerations for the uniplanar external fixator in the tibial shaft are given below.