The process of rejoining and realigning the edges of the broken bones is called as fracture repair. Fracture repair is always done by a surgeon, orthopaedist or doctor. In few emergency cases, first aid is given for temporary realignment. Further, a proper medical supervision is needed.
Fracture repair is necessary, if there is a chance for restoration and functioning of the broken bone. During the whole process of fracture healing, it is necessary that bones are firmly kept in correct position. In case the fracture is not healed properly, there is a chance for occurrence of malalignment in the bones that results in physical dysfunction of the bone or in the joints.
In the process of fracture repair, the bones are arranged and aligned closely to the normal position without any disturbance to the skin. It is applied by surgery, traction and immobilization of the bones.
The smaller bone fragments are aligned with metal wiresor screws. When the end of broken bones settles, the area is kept stiff with a plaster cast, splint and brace. Also some implanted electrical devices that stimulates have proved to be helpful in curing the fracture where the fracture repair is not possible in other means.
The result depends on various factors like the cause of arthritis, age and general condition of the patient, condition of the joint, affection of other joints of the body.
Fracture repair is required when there is a need to restore the normal alignment and function of a broken bone. Throughout the stages of fracture healing, the bones must be held firmly in the correct position. In the event that a fracture is not properly.
Fracture repair is accomplished by means of applied traction, surgery and immobilizing affected bones. The bone fragments are aligned as closely as possible to their normal position without injuring the skin. Metal wires or screws may be needed to align smaller bone fragments. Once the broken ends of the bone are set, the affected area is immobilized for several weeks and kept rigid with a sling, plaster cast, brace, or splint. With the use of traction, muscles pulling on the fracture site are neutralized by weights attached to a series of ropes running over pulleys. Strategically implanted electrical stimulation devices have proven beneficial in healing a fracture site, especially when the fracture is healing poorly and repair by other means is difficult.
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