What is Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery

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Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery Definition


Alternate Names for Open Reduction And Internal Fixation Surgery:
ORIF

Definition

An open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgery used to fix broken bones. This is a two-part surgery. First, the broken bone is reduced or put back into place. Next, an internal fixation device is placed on the bone; this can be screws, plates, rods, or pins used to hold the broken bone together.


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