fixator

A device providing rigid immobilization through external skeletal fixation by means of rods (f.'s) attached to pins which are placed in or through the bone.

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fix·a·tor 'fik-.sā-tər n a muscle that stabilizes or fixes a part of the body to which a muscle in the process of moving another part is attached

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fix·a·tor (fikґsa-tər) see under muscle.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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