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Case 5: Tibial Fracture

Written by: Dr F Birkholtz

This 35 year old lady fell and fractured her tibia quite badly. The fracture was close to the ankle joint. She was treated with a Taylor Spatial Frame external fixator.

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The Taylor Spatial Frame

The Taylor Spatial Frame (TSF) is a special type of external fixator that relies on a hexapod structure and computer software to allow a very accurate correction of a fracture or deformity to be made.

X-ray with TSF

This x-ray depicts the accuracy of the reduction that was achieved with the TSF for this fracture.

Final X-ray

This x-ray was taken after frame removal and shows a tibia that has united in an excellent position. The patient can now get on with her life.