During plate and screw fixation of the arm bones, a
broken humerus, radius or ulna is aligned and stabilized with use of a metal
plate and screws.
Treated with Plate and Screw Fixation of the Arm Bones:
Plate and screw fixation of the femur may be
performed in cases of a broken arm.
Plate and screw fixation of the arm bones can be
performed with regional anesthesia. It can also be performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Plate and Screw Fixation of the Arm Bones:
Possible risks following plate and screw fixation of
the arm bones include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the
anesthesia that is used. It is also possible for the fracture site to be weak
and for the area to heal poorly.