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