Suzuki frame

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A suzuki frame being used in the treatment of an injured ring (fourth) finger

The Suzuki frame is a medical device, used for helping heal broken fingers, especially those with deep, complex intra-articular fractures. Rubber bands are used to generate traction between two metal Kirschner wires that are inserted into the bone on either side of a fracture.[1]

It was named after its inventor, a Japanese Dr. Suzuki who first described it in 1994.[2]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ Keramidas EG, Miller G (October 2005). "The Suzuki frame for complex intraarticular fractures of the thumb". Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 116 (5): 1326–31. doi:10.1097/01.prs.0000181786.39062.0b. PMID 16217475. 
  2. ^ Suzuki Y, Matsunaga T, Sato S, Yokoi T (February 1994). "The pins and rubbers traction system for treatment of comminuted intraarticular fractures and fracture-dislocations in the hand". Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland). 19 (1): 98–107. doi:10.1016/0266-7681(94)90059-0. PMID 8169490.