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What are the best ways to prevent movement in a broken bone?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
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In brief: Immobilization
There are many ways to immobilize a broken bone.
Most commonly is a cast, using a plaster or fiberglass cast to the entire length of the involved bone, including the joints above and below the break. Other ways include "internal fixation" where a metal plate or rod is placed either in or on the bone. Lastly is external fixation, where a bar is on the outside of the body attached w/ pins & screws.

In brief: Immobilization
There are many ways to immobilize a broken bone.
Most commonly is a cast, using a plaster or fiberglass cast to the entire length of the involved bone, including the joints above and below the break. Other ways include "internal fixation" where a metal plate or rod is placed either in or on the bone. Lastly is external fixation, where a bar is on the outside of the body attached w/ pins & screws.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Mark Einbecker
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Several ways
Most fractures are treated with a cast/splints.
More severe fractures may need internal fixation.

In brief: Several ways
Most fractures are treated with a cast/splints.
More severe fractures may need internal fixation.
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