Onward Orthopedic surgeons treat a myriad of fractures including fractures of the shoulder, ankle, wrist, hip, and knee. Depending on the severity of fracture, surgical intervention may be needed to fully restore function and mobility.
The most common type of procedure performed for serious fractures is an Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF). During this operation, the bone fragments are repositioned, or reduced, to their normal alignment. Then the surgeon places special screws or plates to fix the position of the bones.
Fracture Repair Basics:
- Restores function and mobility
- Takes weeks to months to heal
- Requires post-op physical therapy