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Publication . Article . 2008

Historical aspects of external fixation and possibilities for the future development

Aleksandar Lesic; Lj. Gojkovic-Bukarica; Goran Cobeljic; Marko Bumbasirevic;
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Published: 01 Jan 2008 Journal: Acta chirurgica Iugoslavica, volume 55, pages 87-92 (issn: 0354-950X, eissn: 2406-0887, Copyright policy )
Publisher: National Library of 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.

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Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Orthopedic disorders Work (electrical) External fixation medicine.medical_treatment medicine business.industry business Surgery medicine.medical_specialty Medical education German language.human_language language

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General Medicine

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