Mini External Fixator

External fixation offers a reliable alternative to internal fixation in complex fractures. The Mini External Fixator provides sufficient versatility and stability of most small bone fractures, particularly in phalanges and metacarpals.

Mini External Fixator

Features & Benefits

Holding Clam

  • Two clamp sizes, laser-etched with one or two lines for easy identification
  • Permits sequential tensioning of Kirschner wires allowing for reduced operative time
  • Slender design contributes to overall low-profile frame for improved patient comfort

3.0 mm / 3.0mm Connecting Clamp

  • Allows connection of 3.0 mm carbon fiber rods for the treatment of displaced intra-articular fractures
  • Additionally available 3.0 mm / 4.0 mm connecting clamp allows bridging to Synthes Small External Fixator for treatment of complex hand and distal radius fractures

Threaded, trocar tip Kirschner wires in two sizes

  • Provides stability and hold in cortical bone
  • Eliminates need to predrill, which may lead to reduced operative time
  • 1.25 mm and 1.6 mm diameters optimize adaptation to fracture patterns and patient anatomy

Angled Connecting Bar

  • Allows lateral application of pins while maintaining a dorsal frame construct, as determined by fracture pattern and surgeon preference

Carbon Fiber Rods

  • Lightweight for patient comfort
  • Radiolucent for improved intra- and postoperative radiographic visualization


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Indication Statement

Indications for Use
The Synthes Mini External Fixator is indicated for:

  • Comminuted fractures of phalanges and metacarpals
  • Displaced intra-articular fractures
  • Segmental bone loss
  • Open fractures that do not allow stable internal fixation
  • Fractures with associated complex soft tissue injuries
  • Tumor resections