2086231-A is referenced by 20 patents.

Orthopaedic fracture fixation apparatus including at least one elongate member (10, 11) located externally of the patient and connected with bone pins (12) secured in the different fragments of a fractured bone (13), the member and pins forming a rigid framework holding the fragments in a desired relationship for union, is simplified but still applicable in varying configurations by the provision of said member as an elongate carrier (10) of flexible form and charged with a hardenable material (11) normally held by the carrier in an inactive fluent state. The carrier is suitably a closed tube or a permeable rope respectively holding or impregnated with the material.; The material can be hardenable by radiant energy such as heat or light, or by chemical action, the latter case suitably involving a tube divided into compartments by a rupturable wall to hold respective constituents of a hardenable mixture.

Title
Orthopaedic fracture fixation apparatus
Application Number
GB19810031568 19811020
Publication Number
2086231 (A)
Application Date
October 20, 1981
Publication Date
May 12, 1982
Assignee
Nat Res Dev
IPC
A61F 05/04
A61B 17/18
A61B 17/60
A61B 17/60
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