What is Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)?

Category: Surgeries

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Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF) is a method of surgically repairing a fractured bone. Generally, this involves either the use of plates and screws or a rod to stabilize the bone.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Broken hip (left) 3 3
Broken arm (right) 2 0
Broken hip (right) 2 0
PIP joint fracture 2 0
Bilateral club foot 1 0
Broken foot 1 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe
0
Moderate
1
Mild
2
None
2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)

Side effect Patients
Pain 3
Arthritis pain 1
Itching 1
Loss of balance 1

Duration

Stopped having Open Reduction Internal Fixation (ORIF)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 1
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