Large External Fixator - Pelvic Frame

Division: Trauma
Category: Hip & Pelvis

External Fixation of the pelvis can be utilized for the resuscitation of the hemodynamically unstable patient with an open book fracture or as an adjunct treatment for completely unstable pelvic ring injuries. Pelvic external fixation if frequently provisional; more definitive methods of achieving pelvic stability are carried out once the patient has been stabilized.

Indications for Use

The DePuy Synthes Large External Fixation Systems is intended to provide treatment for long bone and pelvic fractures that require external fixation. Specifically, the components can be used for:

  • Stabilization of soft tissues and fractures
  • Polytrauma/multiple orthpaedic trauma
  • Vertically unstable pelvic fractures, or as a treatment adjunct for vertically unstable
  • Arthrodesis and osteotomies with soft tissue problems; failures of total joints
  • Neutralization of fractures stabilized with limited internal fixation
  • Non-unions/septic non-unions
  • Intraoperative reductions/stabilization tool to assist with indirect reduction
  • Unilateral rectilinear bone segment transport or leg lengthening

Features & Benefits

Features Benefits
Various frame configurations To reduce, fixate and stabilize the pelvis during surgery.



Surgical Technique

DSUS/TRM/0517/1455 05/2017

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.