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Bolts, Bone

Definition : Bolts designed to be inserted through the hole created in a bone and then secured by nuts and washers. These bolts typically consist of metallic or plastic pins or rods that are either threaded at one end with a head at the other end or threaded at both ends; bone bolts are usually supplied with washers for both ends and one or two nuts. Bone bolts are used mainly for direct compression reduction and/or fixation of the proximal end of the tibia or ulna after fractures; dedicated bolts are used to lock to the bone long intramedullary nails used for tibia and femoral fractures.

Entry Terms : "Orthopedic Internal Fixation Devices, Fracture" , "Fracture Fixation Devices" , "Bone Fixation Devices"

UMDC code : 16077

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