Definition of Internal fixation

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Internal fixation: A surgical procedure that stabilizes and joins the ends of fractured (broken) bones by mechanical devices such as metal plates, pins, rods, wires or screws.

Internal fixation is as opposed to external fixation of a fracture by a splint or cast.


Heart Disease: Causes of a Heart Attack See Slideshow

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors