Galaxy Fixation

The Galaxy™ fixation system is a modular external fixation system for fracture treatments of lower and upper limbs.

Product Highlights

  • For temporary and definitive fracture fixation
  • Quick and ready to use:
    • sterile kits, sterile single-packed components, instrument and implant trays
  • Cylindrical self-drilling bone screws with 4 and 5mm thread diameters
  • Ergonomic:
    • specific paediatric clamps and rods
  • Flexible/Versatile:
    • compatibility with Orthofix circular and monolateral external fixation devices
  • Galaxy Fixation components are designed to fit specific paediatric anatomy
  • Mechanical performance and low profile frames
  • Minimally invasive approach
  • Designed to allow early weight bearing (at surgeon discretion) and functional recovery
  • Easy device removal

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The Galaxy Fixation System is intended to be used for bone stabilization in trauma and orthopedic procedures, both on adults and all pediatric subgroups excepts 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 non‐unions
  • 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

The Orthofix Galaxy Wrist External F​ixator is intended for the following indications:

  • Intra-articular or extra-articular fractures and dislocations of the wrist with or without soft tissue damage
  • Polytrauma
  • Carpal dislocations
  • Unreduced fractures following conservative treatment
  • Bone-loss or other reconstructive procedures
  • Infection
  • The Shoulder Fixation System is intended to be used for proximal humeral fractures where two thirds of the methaphysis is intact


The Galaxy External Fixation System is contraindicated for:

  • Patients with mental or physiological conditions who are unwilling or incapable of following postoperative care instructions
  • Patients with severe osteoporosis
  • Patients with severe, poorly controlled diabetes mellitus
  • Patients with compromised vascularity
  • Patients with previous infections
  • Patients with malignancy in the fracture area
  • Patients with neuromuscular deficit or any other conditions that could influence the healing process
  • Patients who are HIV positive
  • Patients with foreign body sensitivity where material sensitivity is suspected, tests should be made prior to implanting