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An improved external compression bone fixation device for use in the treatment of fractures. The device provides compression on a bone fracture until the fracture has healed. By threading a screw with a threaded shank into the far side of the fracture and then threading a second screw into the other portion of the fractured bone and also onto the shank of the first screw, the fracture is drawn together. When healing has been completed, the screws are removed. The entire procedure can be performed from outside the fractured limb, and a second surgical procedure is not necessary to remove the fixation device after healing.

Title
External compression bone fixation device
Application Number
6/429027
Publication Number
4456005
Application Date
September 30, 1982
Publication Date
June 26, 1984
Inventor
Terry K Lichty
Suite 105, St. Francis Professional Bldg., Waterloo, 50702
IA, US
Agent
James C Nemmers
IPC
A61B 17/18
A61F 5/04
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