Fracture Repair Surgery
The goal of fracture repair is to control the pain, promote healing, prevent complications, and restore normal use of the fractured area. Surgery may be required. An open fracture (one in which the bone exits and is visible through the skin, or a deep wound that exposes the bone through the skin) is considered an emergency. Seek immediate medical attention for this type of fracture. Treatment may include a splint or cast, traction (applying force to stretch certain parts of the body in a specific direction) or internal or external fixation devices such as rods or pins. Some fractures require surgery.