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Overview: An open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) is a type of surgical treatment that is done to fix broken bones. The purpose of the surgery is to realign and fix the bone structure to its original position. ORIF can also refer to the repair of joint, including knee and hip joint replacement. Your orthopaedist may recommend ORIF if:
The ORIF surgical procedure basically concerns the musculoskeletal structure of the body. The surgery is usually performed under general anesthesia. During the surgery, a small incision is made at the site of an injury, and then the fracture is minutely re-aligned.
Some possible complications of ORIF surgery include:
Humerus: The humerus is the long bone in the upper arm. It is located between the elbow joint and the shoulder.Learn Less
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