Open reduction-internal fixation

Dr Craig Hacking et al.

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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Article information

rID: 41638
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • ORIF

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: ORIF thoracic cage
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