External fixation of the radius involves aligning
and relocating a fractured radius. An external frame or rod is attached to the
bone with pins inserted both below and above the fracture.
- Arm surgery
- Elbow surgery
- Bone surgery
Treated with External Fixation of the Radius:
External fixation of the radius is used in cases of
a broken radius.
A non-surgical alternative to external fixation of
the radius is casting. Open reduction and internal fixation for the radius is a
with External Fixation of the Radius:
External fixation of the radius 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 Radius:
Possible risks following external fixation of the
radius 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.