The SK® ESF System was designed to simplify the application and management of external skeletal fixators. The SK® ESF clamp supports use of positive-thread pins directly through the primary pin-gripping bolt, allows the surgeon to easily add a fixation clamp after the fact as needed, and provides the freedom to utilize a large variety of fixation pin diameters and styles. In addition, the SK® ESF System supports sleeved pre-drilling and targeting of fixation pins.

Traditional KE frames and new KE-like frames typically depend on complex frame geometries, connecting rod augmentation, and/or multiple full-pins to achieve adequate frame strength. In contrast, the SK® ESF System features dramatically improved connecting rods that make the use of simpler frames a clinical reality. The SK® ESF System dramatically changed standard concepts of veterinary ESF by placing less emphasis on full-pins and frame complexity while promoting biological technique and safe pin corridor philosophy to reduce patient morbidity. By-products of simple frame constructs include economy of hardware, reduced operative time, and less required instrumentation. The SK® ESF System is available in three sizes: mini, small, and large.

SK® starter kits are designed to provide all necessary components and instruments to construct a reliable frame on a given patient. Each starter kit contains basic clamps, drill bits, drill sleeves and wrenches with the option of pin style preference. 

SK® ESF clamps are available in both single clamp and double clamp versions. Each version is available in mini, small, or large based on patient size and clinical demand.

SK® ESF connecting rods are available in three diameters: mini (3.2mm), small (6.3mm) and large (9.5mm) and correspond to the SK® ESF clamp selected. A variety of rod materials are available.

Wrenches are the primary instrument used to construct SK® linear, hybrid and circular ESF frames and are available in two styles: combination and angled open-back.

IMEX® produces a variety of drill bits for use with ESF pins, bone screws, toggle pins and other orthopedic applications. 

SK® ESF drill sleeves simplify application of ESF frames.

Features an adjustable joint angle with the ability to progressively increase the allotted range of motion during the healing period; can be utilized or ignored depending on patient management requirements.