Open Reduction and Fixation of the Knee

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute offers open reduction and fixation of  knee fractures in the Washington, D.C. region. Our experienced orthopedic surgeons offer you the comprehensive care you need for an effective procedure and a successful recovery. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained in trauma knee and specialize exclusively in caring for these complex injuries.

What is open reduction with internal fixation of the knee?

Open reduction with internal fixation of the knee, ORIF of the knee for short, is a surgical procedure that is used to repair complex fractures in the knee joint. A knee fracture can cause an incredible amount of knee pain, which can continue years later if the bone does not heal correctly. When the bones that make up the knee joint breaks, or are out of alignment to the point that they cannot heal on their own, a surgeon may recommend ORIF to realign the bones and support the joint during the healing process.

What are the benefits of undergoing open reduction with internal fixation of the knee?

The benefits of visiting MedStar Orthopaedic Institute for your ORIF knee surgery include:

  • Knee pain relief
  • Properly aligned bone healing
  • Restored range of motion in the knee
  • Ability to walk and perform regular activities
  • High success rate for proper bone healing

What does open reduction with internal fixation of the knee involve?

ORIF of the knee surgery is broken into two parts:

  • Open Reduction of the Knee – During the open reduction portion of ORIF, the broken bone is surgically repaired, as opposed to “closed reduction of the knee,” which realigns the bone without using surgery.
  • Internal Fixation of the Knee – The internal fixation portion of the knee surgery refers to the use of implants to stabilize the broken bone and hold it together during recovery. Internal fixation of the knee could include the use of screws, wires, pins, rods, or other hardware that helps promote stability in the knee.

What does open reduction with internal fixation of the knee recovery involve?

After ORIF knee surgery, you may need to keep weight off of the affected leg until it has completely healed. Our orthopedists work with you one-on-one to ensure that your treatment and recovery plan meets all of your needs and promotes a quick, comfortable, and safe healing process. Depending on your individual needs, your recovery plan may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Exercise therapy
  • Rest
  • Limited use of knee
  • Stretch therapy

 

If you believe you may need ORIF of the knee, call 202-295-0511 to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic specialists at MedStar Orthopaedic Institute.

Our Specialists

Trauma/Broken Bones & Fractures


MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

Sports Medicine

Evan H. Argintar, MD
Sports Medicine

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Waldorf
MedStar Southern Maryland Hospital Center

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Brandywine

MedStar Washington Hospital Center

MedStar Montgomery Medical Center
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
William Postma, MD
Sports Medicine

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Chevy Chase
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – McLean

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Mitchellville
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
Melissa Ann Yadao, MD
Sports Medicine
PhonePhone: 866-767-1682

MedStar Orthopaedic Institute - Lafayette Centre
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Alexandria
MedStar Orthopaedic Institute – Lake Ridge

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