Internal and External Fixation Devices
Orthopedic trauma addresses the manipulation of a fractured bone such that it is returned to its proper position and alignment, either in a closed or open fashion using surgical incision and correction, with or without the use of fixation devices to secure the fractured bone to its proper anatomical position. Devices used in trauma repair include those applied externally (external fixators) and those implanted through open or closed means such as plates, screws, pins, wires, staples and intramedullary nails. The trauma market accounts for 14% of overall orthopedic market revenue, exceeds $6.6 billion yearly and is the leading cause of mortality globally. The HealthTrust physician advisors involved in the review of these products includes our orthopedic trauma surgeons.