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The LIBRARY => Medical Abbreviations => Topic started by: Joy on October 02, 2004, 05:39:41 PM

Title: ORIF
Post by: Joy on October 02, 2004, 05:39:41 PM
What does ORIF stand for?  It's used in relation to fractured kneecaps.
Title: Re: ORIF
Post by: Nettan on October 02, 2004, 06:29:12 PM
ORIF means Open reduction and internal fixation.

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Title: Re: ORIF
Post by: Joy on October 02, 2004, 06:30:38 PM
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Title: Re: ORIF
Post by: CRWDDYZ on January 14, 2009, 03:26:36 AM
Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) is a medical procedure. Open reduction refers to open surgery to set bones, as is necessary for some fractures. Internal fixation refers to fixation of screws and/or plates to enable or facilitate healing. Rigid fixation prevents micromotion across lines of fracture to enable healing and prevent infection. Some surgeons use titanium bone plates, screws, and intramedullar nails to rigidly fix fractures.  -- Wikipedia