Trauma & Fractures
Personalized Orthopedic Care for Simple and Complex Fractures
The physicians at McNeil Orthopedics have been providing personalized orthopedic care for more than 25 years, including vast experience evaluating and treating both simple and complex fractures.
Fortunately, most fractures do not require surgery. The body will naturally heal itself with proper bracing and casting to support healing.
Surgery may become necessary if the fracture does not heal properly, or if the bones need to be reset before healing can begin.
The type of surgery required will depend on the type and location of your fracture. Most commonly, surgery will involve the use of metal screws, pins, rods, or plates to secure the bone beneath the skin (an open reduction and internal fixation procedure). In severe cases, external fixation may be needed, in which the bones are held in place with surgical pins placed through the skin and attached to a metal frame outside the body.