Mini External Fixator

Division: Trauma
Category: External Fixation

External fixation offers a reliable alternative to internal fixation in complex fractures. The Mini External Fixator provides sufficient versatility and stability of most small bone fractures, particularly in phalanges and metacarpals, where internal fixation is indicated.

Indications for Use

The Synthes Mini External Fixator is indicated for

  • Comminuted fractures of phalanges and metacarpals
  • Displaced intra-articular fractures
  • Segmental bone loss
  • Open fractures that do not allow stable internal fixation
  • Fractures with associated complex soft tissue injuries
  • Tumor resections

Features & Benefits

Holding Clamps

  • Two clamp sizes, laser-etched with one or two lines for easy identification
  • Permits sequential tensioning of Kirschner wires for reduced operative time
  • Slender design contributes to overall low-profile frame for improved patient comfort

3.0 mm / 3.0mm Connecting Clamp

  • Allows connection of 3.0 mm carbon fiber rods for the treatment of displaced intra-articular fractures
  • Additionally available 3.0 mm / 4.0 mm connecting clamp allows bridging to Synthes Small External Fixator for treatment of complex hand and distal radius fractures

Threaded, trocar tip Kirschner wires in two sizes

  • Provides stability and hold in cortical bone
  • Eliminates need to predrill, which can lead to reduced operative time
  • 1.25 mm and 1.6 mm diameters optimize adaptation to fracture patters and patient anatomy

Angled Connecting Bar

  • Allows lateral application of pins while maintaining a dorsal frame construct, as determined by fracture pattern and surgeon preference

Carbon Fiber Rods

  • Lightweight for patient comfort
  • Radiolucent for improved intra- and postoperative radiographic visualization

All medical devices have associated risks. Please refer to the package insert and other labeling for a complete list of indications, contraindications, precautions and warnings. For further information on DePuy Synthes Products, please contact your local DePuy Synthes Representative.