The Ortho Sol External Wrist Fixator is primarily used to reduce the distal radius fracture and to maintain that reduction throughout the period of treatment while retaining the axial alignment of the bones.
Two pins are inserted into the metacarpal bone (usually the 2nd metacarpal bone) and the other two pins are inserted into the radius. The Ortho Sol External Wrist Fixator is connected to the pins thereby bridging the fracture site.
The Ortho Sol External Wrist Fixator has a double ball joint connection that facilitates accurate reduction of the fracture in all planes as well as a stable locking mechanism that will ensure that the fracture remains reduced throughout the period of treatment.
The distraction of the fixator works against ligament tension to stabilize the fracture.