fixator

fixator

[fik-sey-ter]
noun
a device incorporating a metal bar and pins that is used in stabilizing difficult bone fractures.
Also, fixater.


Origin:
1870–75; fix + -ator

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fixator fix·a·tor (fĭk'sā'tər, fĭk-sā'tər)
n.
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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