Lakes DHB Orthopaedics
Public Service, Orthopaedics, General Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The division of a crooked or bent bone to improve alignment of the limb.
These procedures normally involve some form of internal fixation, such as rods or plates, or external fixation which involves external wires and pins to hold the bone. The type of procedure for fixation will be explained when the surgery is planned.