• treatment
  • Internal fixation is an operation in orthopedics that involves the surgical implementation of implants for the purpose of repairing a bone , a concept that dates to the mid-nineteenth century and was made applicable for routine treatment in the mid-twentieth century. (wikipedia.org)
  • plates
  • Internal fixation refers to fixation of screws and/or plates, intramedullary bone nails ( femur , tibia , humerus ) to enable or facilitate healing . (wikipedia.org)
  • Rigid fixation prevents micro-motion across lines of fracture to enable healing and prevent infection, which happens when implants such as plates (e.g. dynamic compression plate ) are used. (wikipedia.org)