When Bones Break – New Techniques for Healing Fractures
In an effort to improve rehabilitation results after a complicated fracture, HVSH orthopaedic surgeon, Daniel B. Hoard M.D., is using less invasive techniques to repair bones in the lower portion of the body. Hoard attaches plates and screws to the fractured bone through smaller incisions than traditional surgery, allowing patients to avoid long term immobilization of the leg, also called traction.
“This approach is especially positive for older patients with fragile bones because of the reduced risk for infection with smaller incisions,” comments Hoard.