Distal Humerus ORIF
Surgical fixation of humerus fractures near the elbow with plates and screws.
Distal Humerus ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)
Distal humerus fractures often have to be treated surgically with plates and screws that are fixated to the bone to stabilize the fracture. Depending on the location and type of fracture, more than one plate may be used on either side of the bone. Early guided range of motion may be encouraged to prevent stiffness. X-rays will be taken at follow-up appointments to ensure proper healing and maintained alignment. The bone will usually take four to six weeks to heal, but the rehab process will take several months.
Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating elbow conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.
As our patient, you will have an in-depth consultation with one of our doctors. We will create an individualized treatment plan together, tailored to your problem and lifestyle. Our doctors prefer non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy and/or injections. If your problem ultimately does require surgery, our doctors prefer the least invasive surgical techniques possible. Our goals are the same as yours: to get you back to living your best life, pain free.