What is an Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF)?
An ORIF, also known as Open Reduction and Internal Fixation, is a type of surgery used to treat broken bones. The goal of ORIF surgery is to secure the bone fragments in place so they can heal properly. This type of surgery is often performed on the hip, shoulder, and knee. This open reduction internal fixation procedure is also sometimes used to treat other bones, such as the wrist, ankle, and cheekbone.
ORIF surgery typically involves making an incision over the break in the bone. The bone fragments are then realigned and held in place with metal screws, plates, or rods. The incision is then closed with stitches or staples.
What happens during an ORIF Procedure?
An ORIF procedure is typically performed under general anaesthesia. This means you will be asleep and pain-free during the surgery. It usually takes about two hours to complete.
During the procedure, your surgeon will make an incision over the break in your bone. The bone fragments will then be realigned and held in place with metal screws, plates, or rods. Your surgeon may also need to use bone grafts or artificial bone to help promote healing.
After the bone fragments are secured, your incision will be closed with stitches or staples. You will then be taken to a recovery room where you will be monitored for any complications.
After the surgery, you will likely stay in the hospital for a few days. You will be given pain medication to help manage any discomfort. Physical therapy may also be recommended to help you regain strength and range of motion.
What is Hip Open Reduction Internal Fixation?
A hip ORIF is a surgical procedure used to treat a broken hip. The goal of this surgery is to realign the bone fragments and secure them in place so they can heal properly. This type of surgery is often performed on elderly patients who have suffered a hip fracture.
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