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Left Promixal Tibia Split Fracture

Due to the severity of the patient’s injuries, Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla, an acclaimed orthopedic surgeon in Telangana, recommended treatment of ORIF with an anterolateral approach and lateral plating.

The patient was initially fitted with a spanning external fixator, and after a 12-day period of soft tissue resuscitation, he underwent definitive internal fixation.


The surgery known as ORIF (open reduction internal fixation) is a 2 part procedure used to repair severely fractured bones. This treatment is only conducted for severe fractures that cannot be mended with a splint or cast. 

The patient was provided general anesthesia putting him into a deep slumber to avoid discomfort during the surgery. 

Open reduction is the first step of this procedure. Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla created an incision lateral or parallel to the patella to move the bone back into its proper position.

Internal fixation refers to using metal plates, pins, rods, or screws to hold the bones together. This internal fixation is not removed even after the bone has healed.

Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla, an orthopedic surgeon in Telangana used the antero-lateral approach. Due to the location and fracture type, the eminent doctor employed 2 cannulated 6.5 mm partly threaded screws and a lateral proximal tibia plate for the patient's surgery. 

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