Proximal forearm Ulna, articular, coronoid

Temporary external fixation

Indication summary: Extensive soft-tissue damage

Skill: Some specialized surgical experience
Equipment: Simple surgical and imaging resources

Further indications

  • Infection or severe contamination
  • Major bone loss
  • Joint instability
  • Polytraumatized patients (damage control)

Advantages

  • Quick procedure
  • Easy to perform
  • No additional damage to already injured tissue
  • Stabilizes the fracture for soft-tissue healing

Disadvantages

  • Temporary procedure
  • Pin-track complications
  • Iatrogenic nerve injury

Legend

*Skill
Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills Basic surgical experience, no specialized skills
Some specialized surgical experience Some specialized surgical experience
Highly experienced and skilled surgeon Highly experienced and skilled surgeon
*Equipment
Basic equipment only Basic equipment only
Simple surgical and imaging resources Simple surgical and imaging resources
Full specialized surgical and imaging resources Full specialized surgical and imaging resources

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