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5Fracture stabilization

Temporary stabilization of the tibia is chosen in situations where future débridements are felt to be necessary.

Temporary fixation

Temporary stabilization of the tibia is chosen in situations where future débridements are felt to be necessary. This is most common in the high-grade open fractures.
Temporary stabilization, usually achieved with an external fixator, minimizes additional soft-tissue injury. This fixation facilitates access to the wound for inspection between débridements.
It also allows simple, rapid disassembly for repeated wound débridements when necessary.