Open Wrist Alignment and Internal Fixation Procedure
The wrist is one of the most important joints and must have an adequate recovery and intervention to solve the problem. The bone will be well fixed if we follow all the steps recommended by the specialists.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to consult us or the specialist.
Due to the operation, stitches should be placed, which will be removed after approximately 2 weeks. When the stitches are removed, a plaster cast can be added so that the final result is as desired and the wrist does not suffer unexpected changes.
Risks of open wrist reduction and internal fixation
Pain: It is logical that the wrist is sore after the operation. Keeping your arm raised most of the time will help reduce pain and swelling.
- Infection: Always, in any intervention there may be a small chance that there is a small one. Most infections present as redness.
- Plaque removal: This is usually not necessary unless there is an infection or severe restriction in movement or pain.
- Arthritis and stiffness in the wrist or elbow may occur despite adequate reduction.