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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
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Open Reduction (Overview)

It is essentially using an open approach, or incision, to visualize and approximate and repair fragments of a bone fracture. It typically requires an incision, occasionally and open fracture with skin wound allows this to occur with making an incision. It is commonly used for complex fractures or ones that do not respond to closed reduction (no incision)


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What is the definition or description of: open reduction?

What is the definition or description of: open reduction?

Incision-fracture RX: It is essentially using an open approach, or incision, to visualize and approximate and repair fragments of a bone fracture. It typically requires an incision, occasionally and open fracture with skin wound allows this to occur with making an incision. It is commonly used for complex fractures or ones that do not respond to closed reduction (no incision) ...Read more

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Dr. Mark Ciaglia
28 doctors shared insights

Open Reduction (Overview)

It is essentially using an open approach, or incision, to visualize and approximate and repair fragments of a bone fracture. It typically requires an incision, occasionally and open fracture with skin wound allows this to occur with making an incision. It is commonly used for complex fractures or ones that do not respond to closed reduction (no incision)


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How does open reduction differ from closed reduction?

How does open reduction differ from closed reduction?

Closed alignment: To do a closed reduction means to approximate a fracture or dislocation without the need for an incision or open approach. Typically this is accomplished with pressure over the area and allows one to "pop" the bones or cartilage back into proper alignment. Following reduction, immobilization is requires to keep it stable and is accomplished with a split or cast. ...Read more

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Can surgical screws cause pain? I had osteotemy and open reduction 2 years ago having lots of pain. Doc wants to open me a 3rd time. Is it worth it?

Can surgical screws cause pain? I had osteotemy and open reduction 2 years ago having lots of pain. Doc wants to open me a 3rd time. Is it worth it?

A lot of people: I see have that problem. without an exam, I can only give general information. and if the pain localizes to the screw, if the location of the screw is moving or in an area where it gets a lot of direct stress, This might indicate taht the surgery is warranted. ...Read more

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I broke an arm bone , l done an open reduction surgery with screws&plates for like 6 weeks now, how much time does it really need to heal?

I broke an arm bone , l done an open reduction surgery with screws&plates for like 6 weeks now, how much time does it really need to heal?

3 months: Although every fracture is different, a standard type fracture of the forearm is healed enough at 6 weeks to start strengthening exercises. These strengthen both the damaged muscles, and the bone. There continues to be some improvement for nearly a year. ...Read more

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4 months since open reduction of trans scaphoid perilunate with carpel tunnel release, starting excercise is it bad for possible nonunion scaphoid?

4 months since open reduction of trans scaphoid  perilunate with carpel tunnel release, starting excercise is it bad for possible nonunion scaphoid?

Scaphoid: If you have a possible nonunion of your scaphoid you should not be doing range of motion of your wrist until you have been told by your treating surgeon that it is ok. It may be that the surgeon is not sure based upon a line on the xray and has further tests pending. ...Read more

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