open reduction of fractures

(redirected from Open reduction and internal fixation)

o·pen re·duc·tion of frac·tures

reduction by manipulation of bone, after surgical exposure of the site of the fracture.

o·pen re·duc·tion of frac·tures

(ō'pĕn rĕ-duk'shŭn frak'shŭrz)
Reduction by manipulation of bone, after incision in skin and muscle over the site of the fracture.

open reduction of fractures

The treatment of bone fractures by the use of surgery to place the bones in their proper position.
See also: reduction
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However, certain fracture patterns should be treated surgically, with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) or shoulder arthroplasty.
Patients aged 70 and older who underwent open reduction and internal fixation for ankle fractures had better functional results than those who were treated conservatively with a cast, Dr.
They were treated with open reduction and internal fixation of the fracture using an anatomically-contoured, low-profile distal clavicle plate and coracoclavicular ligament augmentation with a coracoclavicular cerclage.
Though investigators with a large amount of experience with technique may not believe there is any significant increase in operative time when using arthroscopy, there is at least one published study which directly associates ARIF with longer surgical times when compared to traditional open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF).
4) However, many of these constructs are less stable than open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) with locking plates.
The patient was followed for a period of 17 days, for soft tissue recovery, before he returned to the operating room for open reduction and internal fixation of his ankle and talar body fractures.
Acetabular fractures: long-term follow-up of open reduction and internal fixation.
The advantages of external fixation over open reduction and internal fixation and intramedullary nailing include simplicity of application, adjustability of the construct, and increased access for wound care and wound monitoring after fixation is achieved.
Open reduction and internal fixation via two incisions (anterolateral and posteromedial) is then performed.
Open reduction and internal fixation with supplementary iliac bone graft is recommended in fractures that involve the diaphyseal and metaphyseal junction and surgical neck.
The present study examines clinical outcomes and complications associated with the use of newer generation interlocked intramedullary nails compared with open reduction and internal fixation with plates and screws for pathologic fractures in long bones.
Flatow EL, Cuomo F, Maday MG, Miller SR, McIlveen SJ, Bigliani LU: Open reduction and internal fixation of two-part displaced fractures of the greater tuberosity of the proximal part of the humerus.