Galaxy Fixation Gemini

The Galaxy Fixation Gemini™ System is a modular external fixation system for fracture treatments of lower and upper limbs. The Galaxy Fixation Gemini System can be used as a hybrid system in conjunction with Orthofix circular external fixators.

Product Highlights

  • Universal clamps can connect different diameters of bone screws (4, 6 mm) and rods (6, 9, 12 mm)
  • Markers on clamp slots easily identify rod and pin diameter for each clamp slot
  • Single clamps can perform rod-to-rod coupling and pin-to-rod coupling reducing fixator application time
    • Makes it easier to select the proper component during surgery
  • Snap-in mechanism for pins and rods enhances ease of use of the fixator, reducing time for frame assembly
  • Hand-tightening pre-closure mechanism simplifies intraoperative reduction adjustment, allows for fast frame assembly, and no need for instruments for primary frame stabilization
  • Wrench definitive tightening mechanism provides stability for the frame after final closure
  • In ready-to-use sterile kits suitable for DCO management. All in one tray – implants and instrumentation

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Patient Benefits

Galaxy Fixation Gemini System is designed as an external fixator for definitive treatment of long bone fractures. If the reduction is successful, the patient won’t need a second surgery.

Bone screw diameters and inter-axis (in multipin clamps) are compatible with other Orthofix external fixators for definitive treatment conversion.

Surgeon Benefits

Single clamps can perform rod-to-rod coupling and pin-to-rod coupling, decreasing the number of components. This helps surgeons and nurses easily identify the components they need for creating a specific frame.

Initial hand-tightening pre-closure mechanism also allows frame manipulation without using any instruments, while performing reduction maneuvers and X-rays intraoperative controls.

Initial hand-tightening pre-closure mechanism allows the surgeon to perform intraoperative controls without holding the frame during X-ray scan, which helps in potentially limiting the surgeon’s X-ray exposure during fixator application.

Compared with the Galaxy Fixation™ System, the closure mechanism has been modified to feature a bigger, knurled knob for easier hand tightening and double side arrows for easier wrench tightening.


The Galaxy Fixation Gemini System is intended to be used for bone stabilization in trauma and orthopedic procedures, both on adults and all pediatric subgroups (except newborns) as required.

The indications for use include:

  • Open or closed fractures of the long bones.
  • Vertically stable pelvic fractures or as a treatment adjunct for vertically unstable pelvic fractures.
  • Infected and aseptic nonunions.
  • Joint pathologies/injuries of upper and lower limb, such as:
    • Proximal humeral fractures
    • Intra-articular knee, ankle and wrist fractures
    • Delayed treatment of dislocated and stiff elbows
    • Chronic, persistent elbow joint instability
    • Acute elbow joint instability after complex ligament injuries
    • Unstable elbow fractures
    • Additional elbow stabilization of post-operative unstable internal fixation


DO NOT USE the Galaxy Fixation Gemini System if a surgical candidate exhibits or is predisposed to any of the following contraindications:

  • Mental or physiological conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions
  • Severe osteoporosis*
  • Severe, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
  • Compromised vascularity
  • Previous infections
  • Malignancy in the fracture area
  • Suspected or documented metal sensitivity reactions
  • Neuromuscular deficit or any other conditions that could influence the healing process
  • HIV positive
  • Suspected or documented metal sensitivity reactions as it could result in a treatment failure in the intended population.

* As defined by the World Health Organization: “Bone mineral density of 2.5 standard deviations or more below the mean peak bone mass (average of young, healthy adults) in presence of one or more fragility fractures.”