If a bone is broken (fracture), and moves out of position, you may need to undergo open reduction internal fixation surgery (ORIF). Physiotherapy after open reduction internal fixation surgery is important for the injury to heal properly and efficiently. Open Reduction is the surgical realignment of broken bones. Internal fixation refers to the fixation of screws and / or plates to promote healing.
Physiotherapy after open reduction internal fixation surgery will increase the success of the surgery, reduce pain and stiffness, aid the healing process and improve mobility and function in the forearm. Our physiotherapists will help you achieve the return of full or near to full function whilst also helping to prevent any future problems occurring. Rehabilitation can take 4 months or longer after you have had ORIF surgery depending on the severity of the injury.
Common ORIF Surgeries:
- Fractures of the forearm (Radius and Ulna)
- Fracture of the Femur
- Tibial Plateau Fracture
- Ankle fracture
Spectrum Physiotherapy provides customized physiotherapy treatment after Open Reduction Internal Fixatio Surgery. Contact us today to learn more.