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Open Reduction, Internal Fixation

This means that the site of the fracture is operated on, surgically placed in its normal anatomic position, and held in place by an inserted device.

There are four basic methods used to operatively stabilize a fracture: screws and plates, screws and wires, nails inserted within the center of the bone, and external fixators attached to pins inserted into bone.

For more information about fracture repair, try the following resources:

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