Simple, closed, aligned fractures are usually treated with the plaster cast.
After the fracture reduction, the surgeon applies a cast to immobilize the broken ends of the bone. Usually he applies the cast on the two adjacent joints to provide better stability.
Compound, comminuted fractures with fragment displacement require surgical intervention. During the surgery procedure, soft tissues and vessels are treated. Then the fracture is reduced and fixed with the orthopedic implants.