Medium Connecting Bar 3/16 (4.8 mm) x 250 mm [001589XL]
Connecting bars are available in 1/2 inches for extra large clamps, 5/16 inches for large clamps, 3/16 inches for medium clamps and 1/8 inches for small clamps. The thicker the bar, the stronger the frame. The shorter the bar betweenbone fragments, the stronger the frame. Rigidity is important early in fracture healing. When significant callus is present, it is often helpful to introduce some slight axial motion by either removing some pins or moving the clamps further away from the bone. This is known as staging down or dynamising. Bars are available in a variety of lengths.