65 year-old woman with healing patellar fracture stabilized by two cancellous partially threaded bone screws and tension band wires.
External fixator used to treat a distal radius fracture (which also has a percutaneous pin in it). There are unilateral threaded pins in the radius and in the index finger metacarpal. From Hunter, 1994
Patient with multiple bilateral pelvic fractures. There is a uniplanar fixator with Schantz pins that transfix both iliac bones with carbon-fiber interconnecting rods (arrows). Two cancellous cannulated screws (proximal fully threaded, distal partially threaded with a washer) transfix the right sacroiliac joint and right sacral fracture. There is a reconstruction plate with four fully threaded cortical screws transfixing the posterior wall of the left acetabulum. From Taljanovic, 2005
This system is designed to stabilize otherwise unstable distal radius fractures. Image from Acumed
The patient suffered a volar plate injury to his ring finger middle phalanx from an electrical shock while working on a fish tank!
Ring (Ilizarov) external fixator
57 year-old man with chronic fracture deformities treated by tibia and fibular osteotomy and placement of a hybrid external fixator.