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Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation Surgery Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

Possible Complications

Complications are rare, but no procedure is completely free of risk. If you are planning to have this procedure, your doctor will review a list of possible complications which may include:

  • Infection
  • Bleeding
  • Reaction to anesthesia
  • Blood clots

Factors that may increase the risk of complications include:

  • Heart or lung disease
  • History of blood clots
  • Obesity
  • Infection
  • Diabetes

Call Your Doctor

After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:

  • Signs of infection, including fever and chills
  • Redness, swelling, increasing pain in the affected limb
  • A lot of bleeding or any discharge from the incision site
  • Loss of feeling in the affected limb
  • Swelling or pain in the muscles around the broken bone
  • Pain cannot be controlled with the medicines you've been given
  • Always feeling the need to urinate
  • Pain or burning when urinating
  • Blood in the urine
  • Cough , shortness of breath, or chest pain
  • Joint pain, fatigue, stiffness, rash, or other new symptoms

In case of an emergency, CALL 911.



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