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What do they do during trimalleolar ankle fracture surgery?

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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
5 doctors agree

In brief: ORIF

Open reduction internal fixation which means making incisions, putting the bones back in the proper position and holding the bones in the proper position with metal plates and screws.

In brief: ORIF

Open reduction internal fixation which means making incisions, putting the bones back in the proper position and holding the bones in the proper position with metal plates and screws.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Robert Lim
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Internal fixation

A trimalleolar fracture involves the medial and lateral malleoli and the third is the posterior aspect of the tibia.
Usually the fractures are reduced and stabilized with screws and maybe a plate along the fibula followed with a cast and crutches.

In brief: Internal fixation

A trimalleolar fracture involves the medial and lateral malleoli and the third is the posterior aspect of the tibia.
Usually the fractures are reduced and stabilized with screws and maybe a plate along the fibula followed with a cast and crutches.
Dr. Robert Lim
Dr. Robert Lim
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stabilize

The broken bones are put back into anatomical alignment.
The bones are held in place with metal plates and screws.

In brief: Stabilize

The broken bones are put back into anatomical alignment.
The bones are held in place with metal plates and screws.
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
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