Not every fracture requires surgery. There are instances, such as when a fracture involving a joint is displaced or is likely to heal in poor alignment, when surgery represents the best treatment option. In these cases, the purpose of surgery is to speed up recovery time, promote proper healing, and allow for early joint motion.
Trauma surgery has evolved tremendously in recent decades. In the past, surgeries required long incisions and extensive soft-tissue dissection. Today, it is frequently possible to employ much smaller incisions that protect or spare surrounding soft tissue.
Our surgeons carefully select cases that can be treated using minimally invasive techniques. When possible, broken bones are realigned using pins and clamps placed through minimally invasive incisions. With the assistance of imaging, the bone is aligned. An appropriate implant, such as a metal plate, is then guided through the small incisions and screwed into place.
There are many benefits to using minimally invasive techniques, including reduced pain, improved healing, shorter recovery time, and minimal scarring.