Open reduction-internal fixation

Last revised by Assoc Prof Craig Hacking on 05 Oct 2021

An open reduction-internal fixation, commonly abbreviated to ORIF, refers to the orthopedic operative management of a fracture (or fracture-dislocation complex) where reduction requires surgical (hence open) approach and internal fixation is applied.

Internal fixation may be in the form of:

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: ORIF thoracic cage
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  • Case 2: TightRope® ankle syndesmotic repair
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  • Case 3: screw and plate ankle ORIF
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  • Case 4: AC joint injury
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  • Case 5: thumb ORIF
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  • Case 6: radius ORIF
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  • Case 7: bent ORIF cannulated screw
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