The success of the procedure depends on many factors, such as any complications from the surgery. If the bone becomes deformed and the limb cannot be used, more treatment will be necessary.
What is this procedure is not performed?
Some types of broken bones heal on their own, but often they don’t heal correctly, which is why it is important to seek medical treatment to ensure the bone is put back into the right position and heals properly. Complications that can occur without appropriate treatment includes pain caused by a bone that does not heal at all or does not heal well, deformity, bone fragments affecting nearby organs, risk of broken bone piercing through the skin, inability to walk, and post-traumatic osteoarthritis.