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Offline Joy

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ORIF
« on: October 02, 2004, 05:39:41 PM »
What does ORIF stand for?  It's used in relation to fractured kneecaps.
11/5: tripped, fell on knee, broke patella into 3 pieces  11/7:  surgical repair with screws and wires  12/16:  immobilizer removed, walking with walker  1/12:  graduated to cane

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Re: ORIF
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2004, 06:29:12 PM »
ORIF means Open reduction and internal fixation.

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Surgery 6 times left knee torn meniscus, RSDS,chondromalacia, nervdamage cause constant nervpain,chronic inflamm.
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Right knee damaged aug-06, use brace surgery 4/9-07.LCL tear.

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Re: ORIF
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2004, 06:30:38 PM »
tHANKS
11/5: tripped, fell on knee, broke patella into 3 pieces  11/7:  surgical repair with screws and wires  12/16:  immobilizer removed, walking with walker  1/12:  graduated to cane

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Re: ORIF
« Reply #3 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

10-31-08 TPF - plate 3 screws
11-11 Staples out, CPM 3 wks
12-3 PT 3x wk, NWB
2-1-09 FWB & lt weights, walking in pool
2-4 OS good
2-6 PT cane or 1 crutch
2-6 pain ankle
2-16 work part time
2-24 No cane, brace only
3-4 OS all good
4-16 OS stopped PT
5-28 OS full work duty
Next appt Nov