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Descriptor English: Fracture Fixation
Descriptor Spanish: Fijación de Fractura
Descriptor Portuguese: Fixação de Fratura
Descriptor French: Ostéosynthèse
Entry term(s): Fixation, Fracture
Fixation, Skeletal
Fixations, Fracture
Fixations, Skeletal
Fracture Fixations
Fracture Reduction
Fracture Reductions
Reduction, Fracture
Reductions, Fracture
Skeletal Fixation
Skeletal Fixations
Tree number(s): E04.555.300
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D005592
Scope note: The use of metallic devices inserted into or through bone to hold a fracture in a set position and alignment while it heals.
Annotation: TN 87: various types of fracture surg & related MeSH terms; osteosynthesis in fract surg goes under FRACTURE FIXATION, INTERNAL or FRACTURE FIXATION, INTRAMEDULLARY
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Related: External Fixators MeSH
Orthopedic Fixation Devices MeSH
DeCS ID: 5727
Unique ID: D005592
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2016/05/31
Fracture Fixation - Preferred
Concept UI M0008801
Scope note The use of metallic devices inserted into or through bone to hold a fracture in a set position and alignment while it heals.
Preferred term Fracture Fixation
Entry term(s) Fixation, Fracture
Fixation, Skeletal
Fixations, Fracture
Fixations, Skeletal
Fracture Fixations
Fracture Reduction
Fracture Reductions
Reduction, Fracture
Reductions, Fracture
Skeletal Fixation
Skeletal Fixations



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