A bone deformity refers to a bone with a distorted structure, shape, size, length, or alignment. It can be congenital in nature or acquired through traumatic accidents. Although not as common as other bone conditions, deformities affect almost 30% of patients who sustained fractures, joint disorders, and other bone diseases.
Fortunately, constant technological innovations now allow doctors to treat bone malformations using various options instead of sticking to casts and splints. One such example is the use of external fixation devices to treat and correct limb deformities.
External fixation refers to a surgical operation that involves the use of screws, metal pins, and bars to stabilize and align the damaged bone. It is considered "external" since the metal pins are placed into the bone where it's attached to screws and bars outside the skin.
Although efficient, external fixation still has a lot of limitations that can hinder proper bone healing and prolong recovery. Luckily, there's now an automated version of the current manual external fixator system to significantly improve orthopedic treatments, and it's called the Maxframe Autostrut.
We are excited to announce that our very own Dr. William Terrell is the first surgeon in Georgia to perform this innovative technique. Learn more below:
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