Large Animal Pins

Transfixation pin casting is a modified form of external skeletal fixation used to repair lower limb fractures in large animal patients.  Transfixation pins are placed proximal to the fracture and are incorporated into a cast that includes the foot.  Fiberglass cast material is most commonly used.  In this application, the cast becomes somewhat analogous to external bars of a fixation frame transferring loads through the foot to the pins above the fracture site – thus providing stability to the fracture.  IMEX® was the first company to produce transfixation pins specific to large animal application.