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Other research product . 2008

Historical aspects of external fixation and possibilities for the future development

Lešić A.R.; Gojković-Bukarica Lj.; Čobeljić G.N.; Bumbaširević M.Ž.;
Open Access
English
Published: 01 Jan 2008
Publisher: Acta chirurgica iugoslavica
Country: Serbia
Abstract

External fixation is not such a novel method, but it is interesting to learn its history, countries in which it has developed and the time when it gained full expert acceptance in treating not only fractures but orthopedic disorders, inequalities, and articular arthrodeses. The beginnings of external fixation are associated to the name of Malgaigne, followed by the authors of Western European, German and American school of external fixation. In the U.S.A., this method was accepted as late as in 1950s; being accepted in Russia through Ilizarov. In our country, the method was accepted in 1950s, through the work of Prof. Bumbairevic and Prof. Radulovic, who are the founders of modern external fixation in our country.

Subjects

external fixation, history

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