Herbert Screw 3.0

Herbert Screw (Compression Screw) 3.0 mm

  • Medical Evaluation: Prior to the surgery, a thorough medical evaluation will be conducted by your orthopedic surgeon. This evaluation includes assessing your overall health, reviewing your medical history, and identifying any preexisting conditions or factors that may affect the surgery or healing process.

  • Imaging Studies: X-rays, CT scans, or other imaging studies may be performed to evaluate the extent of the fracture or the condition of the bone. These imaging studies help the surgeon determine the appropriate size and placement of the Herbert Screw.

  • Medications: Inform your surgeon about any medications you are currently taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter medications, and supplements. Your surgeon may provide specific instructions regarding the use of certain medications before the surgery, such as blood thinners, which may need to be temporarily stopped or adjusted.

  • Fasting: Follow the fasting instructions provided by your surgeon or anesthesiologist. Typically, you will be advised to refrain from eating or drinking anything for a specific period before the surgery. This is necessary to minimize the risk of complications related to anesthesia.

  • Smoking and Alcohol: If you smoke or consume alcohol, it is advisable to quit or minimize their use before the surgery. Smoking and excessive alcohol intake can impair the healing process and increase the risk of complications.

  • Clear Communication: Discuss any concerns or questions you may have with your surgeon. It is important to have a clear understanding of the procedure, potential risks, expected outcomes, and postoperative care. Your surgeon will provide you with detailed instructions and address any specific considerations related to the Herbert Screw fixation.
  • Patient Preparation:The patient is prepared for surgery, which includes administering anesthesia based on the surgeon's recommendation. This may involve general anesthesia, regional anesthesia, or local anesthesia, depending on the specific case and patient's condition.

  • Incision: The surgeon makes a small incision at the surgical site, typically over the area where the fracture or bone defect is located. The incision allows access to the bone for the insertion of the Herbert Screw.

  • Fracture Reduction:If the procedure is performed to treat a fracture, the surgeon carefully aligns the fractured bone fragments to restore proper alignment and anatomical position. This step ensures optimal healing and functional recovery.

  • Screw Insertion: Using specialized instruments, the surgeon drills a hole into the bone to accommodate the Herbert Screw. The size of the hole corresponds to the diameter of the chosen 4.5 mm Herbert Screw. The screw is then carefully inserted into the hole, penetrating both bone fragments and providing compression to stabilize the fracture site.

  • Screw Placement Confirmation:The surgeon verifies the correct positioning of the Herbert Screw using fluoroscopy or other imaging techniques. This ensures proper fixation and alignment of the bone fragments.

  • Wound Closure: Once the screw is securely in place, the surgeon closes the incision with sutures or surgical staples. Sterile dressings or bandages are applied to protect the surgical site and promote healing.

  • Postoperative Care: After the procedure, the patient is monitored in the recovery area before being transferred to a hospital room or discharged, depending on the specific case. The surgeon provides instructions for postoperative care, including pain management, wound care, activity restrictions, and follow-up appointments.
  • Weight-Bearing:The weight-bearing instructions after Herbert Screw fixation may vary depending on the specific fracture or surgical procedure. It is essential to follow the surgeon's instructions regarding weight-bearing limitations, partial weight-bearing, or non-weight bearing during the healing period.

  • Dressings and Wound Care:The surgical incision site should be kept clean and dry to prevent infection. Follow the surgeon's instructions regarding dressing changes, wound care, and any prescribed medications.

  • Immobilization: In some cases, a splint, cast, or brace may be applied to immobilize the affected area and provide stability during the initial healing phase. The duration of immobilization will depend on the fracture type, location, and individual healing progress.

  • Physical Therapy: Depending on the specific rehabilitation protocol, physical therapy may be recommended to aid in the recovery process. Physical therapy exercises and rehabilitation techniques help restore range of motion, strength, and function in the affected area. Follow the prescribed physical therapy program as directed by your surgeon or physical therapist.

  • Follow-Up Appointments: Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon are important to monitor the healing progress, evaluate range of motion, and assess the overall recovery. During these visits, X-rays may be taken to assess the position and stability of the Herbert Screw.