Nonoperative (Closed) Therapy
At GNH Hospital in Gurgaon our Orthopaedic trauma team apply casting and traction (skin and skeletal traction) at the fracture site.
Orthopaedic trauma team at GNH Hospital in Gurgaon follows below given steps for surgical management of fractures:
Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF)
The objectives of ORIF include adequately exposing the fracture site, while minimizing soft tissue stripping and obtaining a reduction of the fracture. Once a reduction is achieved, it must be stabilized and maintained.
Kirschner wires or K-wires are commonly used for temporary and definitive treatment of fractures. However K-wires resist only changes in alignment; they do not resist rotation and they have poor resistance to torque and bending forces. K-wires are commonly used as adjunctive fixation for screws or plates and screws that involve fractures around joints.
Plates and Screws
Plates and screws are commonly used in the management of articular fractures. Plates provide strength and stability to neutralize the forces on the injured limb for functional postoperative aftercare.