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Pin-site care

VOL: 96, ISSUE: 48, PAGE NO: 46Melanie Sims, BSc, RGN, is clinical nurse specialist, limb reconstruction service, Northern General Hospital NHS Trust, SheffieldJulie Whiting, RGN, ONC, is senior practice support nurse, practice development support team, Northern General Hospital NHS Trust, SheffieldExternal fixators are used to stabilise or immobilise bones. They are attached with pins or wires, which are inserted through the soft tissues and into the bone.

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