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Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus: An operative procedure involving the fixation with a metal plate and screws of a fracture of the proximal humerus.

Purpose of Procedure: Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

The medical purpose of the procedure Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus may involve: To ensure that there is accurate reduction of a fracture ensuring the best possible outcome for the patient.

Non-Surgical Options: Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus:

Other Surgical Options: Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus may include these surgeries:

  • Intramedullary nail fixation

Doctors or Specialists for Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

The following medical specialists or professionals may be involved in the procedure:

  • Orthopaedic surgeon

Anesthetic Requirements for Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus may include:

  • General anaesthetic

Procedure Complications: Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

Possible surgical complications of Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: There is a very high chance of a successful outcome.

Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus: Pre-Surgical Preparation

Pre-surgical preparations for Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus may include: Shoulder x-rays, CT scan, documented status of preoperative neurovascular examination.

Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus: A compressive dressing should be placed at the end of surgery and is normally changed approximately 48 hours after the procedure, early motion should be employed based on the stability of the fixation construct and the quality of the patient's bone.

Surgery Statistics for Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus

Statistical information about Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus includes: Variable. 90% chance of a successful outcome.

Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Open reduction and internal fixation of the proximal humerus) include:

  • ORIF proximal humerus
  • Fixation of humerus

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