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Bone Repair Surgery

What is a bone repair surgery?

When you have a bone break (also known as a fracture), it's critical that the bone heals properly and returns to its original position.

A fractured bone can be treated in a variety of ways, and the one that a doctor suggests is determined by a number of criteria. These factors include the severity of the break and its location.

While some bones can mend with the use of a cast, others may require more intrusive procedures like bone fracture repair.

Bone fracture repair is a procedure that involves securing a shattered bone with metal screws, pins, rods, or plates. It's also known as ORIF surgery (open reduction and internal fixation).

 

How is the surgery done? 

Surgery to fix a broken bone might take several hours. During your surgery, you may be given general anesthesia to put you to sleep or local anesthetic to numb the fractured limb.

If a plate and screws are to be used, the surgeon may make an incision above the fracture site. To stabilize and mend a fracture, he may make an incision at the end of a long bone and put a rod down the inner face of the bone.

The shattered bone is then reattached to the rest of the body. To keep the bone in place, your surgeon may use metal screws, pins, rods, or plates. These can be transient or permanent in nature.

If your bone fragmented into shards during your original injury, your doctor may prescribe a bone graft. To replace the potion of bone that has been lost, this surgery utilizes bone from another region of your body or from a donor.

During surgery, any blood vessels that were damaged as a result of your accident will be repaired.

Your surgeon seals the incision wound with stitches or staples and wraps it in a clean bandage once the shattered bone has been correctly set. After the treatment, your wounded limb will most likely be placed in a cast.