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Closed reduction-internal fixation

Last revised by Andrea Molinari on 22 Mar 2024

Closed reduction-internal fixation, often abbreviated to CRIF, refers to the orthopedic 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 stabilize 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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