External fixation of the foot involves aligning and
relocating a broken foot. An external frame is attached to the bone with pins.
- Foot surgery
- Broken foot
- Bone surgery
Treated with External Fixation of the Foot:
External fixation of the foot is used in cases of a
A non-surgical alternative to external fixation of
the foot is casting. Open reduction and internal fixation of a foot fracture is
a surgical alternative.
with External Fixation of the Foot:
External fixation of the foot is performed with a
general anesthetic, which means that the patient is asleep and completely
unaware during the procedure.
Complications from External Fixation of the Foot:
Possible risks following external fixation of the
foot include infection, bleeding, poor healing and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia. It is also possible to experience weakness, malunion and nonunion
at the fracture site.