About Elbow Fracture Fixation:
Elbow fracture fixation is an open reduction surgery designed to stabilize and heal a broken bone in the elbow.. Fixation refers to an internal procedure that uses screws and/or plates and other instruments to allow for optimal healing. The procedure is performed to place the fractured bone back into its original position. This type of surgery may involve placing screws, plates, or wires to reposition the bones back into the correct place.
How is it Performed?
First, the procedure reduces a broken bone in the elbow or puts it back into place. Secondly, the procedure places an internal fixation device on the reduced bone. This surgery is often performed with a combination of screws, plates, rods, and pins that piece and keep the broken bone together.