For the natural healing process to begin, it's important to line up the ends of broken bone which is known as reducing the fracture.
Depending on the type of fracture, your surgeon may decide what kind of treatment is best suited. Immobilization of the injured area is done through plaster casts, or plastic functional braces. In some cases, metal plates, screws or pins using minimally invasive techniques are also placed to keep the bone in place and allow it to heal. The fractured area is immobilized for a period of 2 to 8 weeks.