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Understanding ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation):

ORIF, or open reduction internal fixation, is a surgical procedure commonly used to treat complex fractures or breaks in bones. It involves surgically realigning the fractured bone fragments and stabilizing them with internal fixation devices such as plates, screws, or rods. ORIF is often recommended for fractures that are displaced, unstable, or involve multiple fragments.

Indications for Surgery:

ORIF may be recommended for patients with fractures that exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Displacement: Fractured bone segments that are significantly displaced from their normal alignment.
  • Instability: Fractures that are unstable and at risk of further displacement or movement.
  • Intra-articular Involvement: Fractures that extend into joint surfaces, affecting joint stability and function.
  • Non-union or Malunion: Fractures that have failed to heal properly or have healed in a misaligned position.

The Surgical Procedure:

At Neo TrueNorth, ORIF procedures are performed by our skilled orthopedic surgeons using advanced techniques and technology:

  • Anesthesia: General anesthesia or regional anesthesia may be administered to ensure patient comfort during the procedure.
  • Incision: A surgical incision is made to expose the fractured bone fragments and provide access for realignment and fixation.
  • Reduction: The fractured bone fragments are carefully realigned (reduced) to restore normal anatomy and alignment.
  • Internal Fixation: Internal fixation devices such as plates, screws, or rods are meticulously placed to stabilize the fracture and promote healing.
  • Closure: The incision is closed with sutures or staples, and a sterile dressing is applied to the surgical site.

Postoperative Care:

Following ORIF surgery, patients receive comprehensive postoperative care and rehabilitation support:

  • Pain Management: Administration of pain medications to manage postoperative discomfort and promote comfort during the recovery period.
  • Immobilization: Immobilization of the treated limb or body part using splints, casts, or braces to protect the surgical site and promote healing.
  • Physical Therapy: Rehabilitation program tailored to each patient’s needs to restore strength, mobility, and function in the affected limb or joint.
  • Follow-Up: Regular follow-up appointments are scheduled to monitor progress, assess healing, and address any concerns or complications.

Why Choose Neo TrueNorth for Your ORIF Surgery:

  • Specialized Expertise: Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons specialize in complex fracture care and ORIF procedures, providing expert care and personalized treatment plans.
  • Advanced Techniques: We utilize advanced surgical techniques and technology to achieve optimal fracture reduction and fixation, promoting successful outcomes.
  • Comprehensive Care: Our multidisciplinary team offers comprehensive support throughout the treatment journey, ensuring seamless coordination of care from preoperative evaluation to postoperative rehabilitation.
  • Patient-Centered Approach: We prioritize patient comfort, safety, and satisfaction, delivering compassionate care and addressing individual needs and concerns.

At Neo TrueNorth, we are committed to providing exceptional fracture care and ORIF surgery to help you regain function, mobility, and quality of life. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our ORIF services.

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