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1. (WO2018101896) AN EXTERNAL FIXATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/101896    International Application No.:    PCT/TR2017/050256
Publication Date: Fri Jun 08 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 09 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 17/62
Applicants: YEDITEPE UNIVERSITESI
Inventors: BAHADIR, Tugcenur
YAMAN, Alper
Title: AN EXTERNAL FIXATOR
Abstract:
The present invention relates to an external fixator comprises at least four half rings (2) which have ledged areas on each end that provide connections to form full rings, each half ring includes rod holes and channel slots; rod holes are at certain intervals parallel to the axis of the ring, and channel slots are between the rod holes and the outer edge of the ring, narrower than the rod holes; at least four connectors (3) which fix the half rings to each other through the connection holes; at least three threaded rods (4), which have the same diameter with those of the rod holes and fit into the rod holes, and which are in the form of bars that are trimmed longitudinally from two opposite sides of the diameter so as to be equal to the width of the channel slot; nuts (5) which fix the rods (4) to the half rings (2); at least one Kirschner wire (6) to fix the bones and soft tissues; at least two wire fixation bolts (7) which are passed through the rod holes to fix the Kirschner wire (6) at both ends to the half rings (2); an apparatus (8) to bend the ends of the Kirschner wire (6), whose one end holds the wire and the other end has a handle to easily bend.