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Open Reduction Internal Fixation

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Evolution of Open Reduction Internal Fixation

When indicated, the goal of surgical treatment for fractures is to decrease pain, restore anatomic relationships, allow early range of motion, and early weight bearing of the affected extremity. Many techniques and implants have been established over time to create stable construct to allow adequate fracture healing. In the setting, that an injury has significant bone loss or has developed into a failed union (improper healing) bone substitutes/graft have been developed to assist in proper healing. There are multiple options for bone grafts such as demineralized bone matrix (DBM), bone morphogenic protein (BMP), stem cells, and much more. Each graft type has unique properties and different mechanisms that lead to boney healing.

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