Fracture Repair Offered by Top Foot and Ankle Doctors

Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy - Baltimore

At The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy, our surgeons offer non-surgical and surgical treatment for fracture repair.

What is Fracture Repair?

A fracture occurs when there is an injury or stress applied to a bone that causes the bone to break.

Sometimes after a fracture the two broken ends of the bone can remain straight and do not require surgery. However, if the two pieces have moved apart or are angled in such a way that it would interfere with normal walking, surgery to repair the fracture is necessary. 

Fracture repair involves re-aligning and straightening the bones back to their normal anatomic alignment. In some minor fractures this can be done with no or minimally invasive incisions. When the injury is more significant, open reduction of the fractured bones through a larger incision and fixing the two ends together with plates and screws is necessary.

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Why have a Fracture Repair at Mercy?

The orthopedic surgeons at Mercy have extensive experience in treating fractures of the foot and ankle.

 

Because The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction is a tertiary referral center for the state of Maryland and the surrounding states, our surgeons care for the most complicated fractures that other orthopedic surgeons decide they cannot manage. 

 

Mercy surgeons are also trained in the most advanced and up-to-date techniques in fracture management including minimally invasive surgery, biologic supplementation, and the use of external fixators. Our team is dedicated to early rehabilitation and expedited return to work and sports.

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