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Is external fixation necessary for wrist fracture sustained during soccer game?

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Dr. Nick Meyer
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Depends on fracture

Wrist fractures can be treated with casting, pinning, external fixation or internal fixation.
The goal is to get the bone to heal in the proper position. It does not matter how it heals in the proper position (what technique is used), just that it heals in the proper position. If you have a displaced fracture, most surgeons prefer internal fixation. But it depends entirely on the fracture type.

In brief: Depends on fracture

Wrist fractures can be treated with casting, pinning, external fixation or internal fixation.
The goal is to get the bone to heal in the proper position. It does not matter how it heals in the proper position (what technique is used), just that it heals in the proper position. If you have a displaced fracture, most surgeons prefer internal fixation. But it depends entirely on the fracture type.
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