About Foot Fractures
There are 26 bones in the foot. These bones support our weight and allow us to walk and run. Certain activities or injuries can cause a fracture, or break, in one or more of these bones. Pain, swelling, redness, and even bruising are signs of a possible fracture. Fractures of the foot can be diagnosed by x-rays or other studies. Often rest, icing, and immobilization are appropriate treatments; however surgery is sometimes necessary to repair the fracture.
Open Reduction with Internal Fixation of the Foot (Foot Fracture Surgery)
Open Reduction with Internal Fixation of the Foot Open reduction internal fixation (ORIF) of the foot is a method of surgically repairing a fractured foot. A two-step process, it first involves repositioning the broken bones to restore their normal alignment….Read More »