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What happens during surgery for a fractured leg?
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Dr. Gregory Harvey
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: Fractured leg
The treatment for a fracture leg depends on the location of the fracture and the displacement of the fractured fragments.
A simple nondisplaced fracture can be treated in a cast and more complicated fracture may require a rod insertion or plates and screws.

In brief: Fractured leg
The treatment for a fracture leg depends on the location of the fracture and the displacement of the fractured fragments.
A simple nondisplaced fracture can be treated in a cast and more complicated fracture may require a rod insertion or plates and screws.
Dr. Gregory Harvey
Dr. Gregory Harvey
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Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Sports Medicine
In brief: See below
Usually the bone is aligned and held in place with hardware ankle fractures are usually aligned and held in place with a plate and screws tibia shaft fractures are often treated with a rod within the bone sometimes aided with the use of locking screws.

In brief: See below
Usually the bone is aligned and held in place with hardware ankle fractures are usually aligned and held in place with a plate and screws tibia shaft fractures are often treated with a rod within the bone sometimes aided with the use of locking screws.
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
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