Acute Deformity Correction is used to reposition the bones into normal alignment to improve function and prevent future problems with the body and joints. During this type of surgery there are two different techniques that can be used: Fixator assisted plating (FAP) or Fixator assisted Nailing (FAN). Both techniques cut the bone into two separate segments and then with the help of external fixation, the segments are placed into normal alignment (made straight). Once the correct alignment is achieved, internal fixation (a plate or nail) is then used to keep it fixed and the external fixator is removed. With Acute Deformity Correction the bony alignment is usually set during a single surgery. Patients benefit from follow up appointments that ensure proper healing of the bone and function of the surrounding joints.