Close reduction-internal fixation

Dr Tim Luijkx and Dr Craig Hacking et al.

Closed reduction-internal fixation, abbreviated to CRIF, refers to the orthopaedic operative management of a fracture (or fracture-dislocation complex) where closed reduction is performed (manipulation) and internal fixation is applied, usually in the form of K-wires to stabilise the fracture.

Closed reduction-internal fixation is the management of choice for displaced supracondylar humeral fractures in children.

See classification of supracondylar humeral fractures.

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rID: 41639
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • CRIF
  • Close reduction and internal fixation

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