Posterior Malleolus Research Paper

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Medial or Posterior Malleolus Fracture Treated With ORIF A malleolus fracture is a break (fracture) of the tibia, the large bone in your lower leg. The medial malleolus is the lower part of the tibia that you feel as the bump on the inside of your ankle. The posterior malleolus is the lower-rear part of the tibia that is closest to your heel. The fracture is displaced. This means that the bones are not lined up correctly. The bones will be put back into position with a procedure called open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). A combination of screws, screws and a metal plate, or different types of wiring are used to hold the bones in place. LET YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER KNOW ABOUT: Any allergies you have. All medicines you are…show more content…
You may be given an antibiotic medicine. You will be given one of the following: A medicine that makes you fall asleep (general anesthetic). A medicine injected into your spine that numbs your body below the waist (spinal anesthetic). The skin over your ankle will be cleaned with a germ-killing (antiseptic) solution. The surgeon will make a cut (incision) through your skin to expose the areas of the fracture. The broken bones will be put back into their normal positions. The surgeon will use a combination of screws, screws and a metal plate, or different types of wiring to hold the bones in place. After the bones are back in place, the surgeon will close the incision using stitches or staples. A bandage (dressing) and a cast or supportive boot will be placed over your ankle. AFTER THE PROCEDURE Your blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and blood oxygen level will be monitored often until the medicines you were given have worn off. You may be given medicine to control the pain. You will be helped out of bed so you can begin moving around. It is important for you to start moving around several times a

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