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How is a compound fracture typically stabilized after surgery?
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Dr. Robert Levine
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many ways
It depends on the severity of the fracture (fracture pattern and location) and severity of the soft tissue injury.
Some open fractures can be treated with a "wash-out" and immediate internal fixation to stabilize the fracture. Others may require an external fixator for stabilization. The classification of the soft-tissue injury is factor in determining the type of stabilization.

In brief: Many ways
It depends on the severity of the fracture (fracture pattern and location) and severity of the soft tissue injury.
Some open fractures can be treated with a "wash-out" and immediate internal fixation to stabilize the fracture. Others may require an external fixator for stabilization. The classification of the soft-tissue injury is factor in determining the type of stabilization.
Dr. Robert Levine
Dr. Robert Levine
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Dr. John Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Stabilized fracture
"compound" has been replaced with the word "open".
Depending upon the bone location, severity, and grade of the open fracture, may be splint, plate, screws, external fixator.

In brief: Stabilized fracture
"compound" has been replaced with the word "open".
Depending upon the bone location, severity, and grade of the open fracture, may be splint, plate, screws, external fixator.
Dr. John Michalski
Dr. John Michalski
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