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Internal Fixators

"Internal Fixators" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Internal devices used in osteosynthesis to hold the position of the fracture in proper alignment. By applying the principles of biomedical engineering, the surgeon uses metal plates, nails, rods, etc., for the correction of skeletal defects.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Internal Fixators" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Internal Fixators" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 127 publications over 30 distinct years, with a maximum of 9 publications in 2008 and 2009
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