Wrist, Forearm, and Hand ORIF Fractures
In some bone fractures, the process of mending the bone isn’t as simple as securing the exterior site with an immobilizing cast. The process of open reduction with internal fixation is extremely effective and normally indicated when there is complete separation and dislocation of a bone fragment. In this procedure, the patient is surgically operated on in order to set the bones in the precise place while screws, rods and/or plates are utilized to affix them beneath the skin and catalyze the healing process.
This procedure is commonly used to treat fractures within the wrist, forearm and hand, in order to restore function to these essential bones and allow patients to once again perform everyday tasks. The surgical hardware used during this treatment is often left in the bone permanently, as long as no symptoms arise at the incision sites.