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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]

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FootnotesEdit

  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. http://meta.wkhealth.com/pt/pt-core/template-journal/lwwgateway/media/landingpage.htm?issn=0032-1052&volume=116&issue=5&spage=1326.
  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. PMID 8169490.
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