Taylor Spatial Frame
Our orthopedic surgeons are specially trained in the use of Taylor Spatial Frames for the correction of complex fractures and bone deformities.
The Taylor Spatial Frame is an external fixation system that allows doctors to manipulate bones with increased precision. Utilizing the body’s own ability to grow healthy new bone tissue, surgeons are able to correct anatomical alignment through an external computer, accurately repositioning bones even in the most difficult deformity and trauma cases.
The Taylor Spatial Frame is a circular, metal device with two rings that connect six pins that can be lengthened or shortened relative to the rest of the frame, allowing for stability, flexibility and precision in treatment.
Reasons for treatment
The Taylor Spatial Frame is an ideal option for the correction of complex fractures and bone deformities.
Risks and side effects
There are two surgeries required for Taylor Spatial Frame treatment – one to put the device on and one to take it off. As with any surgery, there are inherent risks. Your doctor will discuss these with you as you plan your course of treatment. Non-union, malunion, less than full correction, infection and nerve injury are all possible risks. But in experienced hands, these are rare.
Preparing for treatment
Prior to treatment, your doctor may order special X-rays or EOS imaging. MRI or CT scans may also be necessary.
What to expect after treatment
The purpose of the Taylor Spatial Frame is to gradually correct a deformity. During treatment, you will use crutches to get around. Your surgeon will provide you with computer calculated instructions as to how to correct the deformity. This is a fairly simple and painless procedure. It is important to follow your surgeon’s instructions and also to keep the device clean. Your healthcare team will provide you with information on how to clean the frame.