Distal Radius ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)

This requires a plate and screws to be placed on the bone to hold them in anatomic alignment.

Distal Radius ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)

A distal radius fracture that is significantly displaced, comminuted, or intraarticular may require surgical fixation. This requires a plate and screws to be placed on the bone to hold them in anatomic alignment. In some cases, particularly in adolescents, the bones may be kept in place with pins that will be removed after the bone heals. In either case, a splint is applied for protection and comfort of the fixated fracture. You will be able to move your fingers above the splint and frequently finger range of motion is encouraged post operatively. Once your splint is removed, your doctor will determine when you can begin range of motion exercises.

Distal Radius ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)​ Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey, Wayne, Parsippany, Dr. Peter DeNoble MD and Dr. David Ratliff MD. Orthopedic Surgeons, Hand Surgeon

Formal physical therapy is prescribed if you need or desire guided rehabilitation. Some patients choose to do therapy on their own. There are four main motions to focus on when looking to regain wrist range of motion: flexion, extension, pronation, and supination. Time should be spent several times a day focusing on stretching the wrist in each of these four motions. Place and hold exercises are important; this requires you to stretch your wrist to a point where you feel the stretch and then hold it in that position. This will help stretch and loosen the tissues surrounding the wrist joint and therefore allows your motion to improve.

Distal Radius ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)​ -Modern Orthopaedics of New Jersey, Wayne, Parsippany, Dr. Peter DeNoble MD and Dr. David Ratliff MD. Orthopedic Surgeons, Hand Surgeon
DRUJ Instability/Arthritis, Ulnocarpal Impaction, DIP Pinning for Mallet Finger

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The orthopedic surgeons here are also specially trained in the field of hand and wrist surgery and treat all conditions, from very straightforward to the most complex. Furthermore, we believe that even the simplest problems of the hand and wrist deserve evaluation from a hand specialist who has an expertise in understanding of the intricate anatomy of the hand.

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Every patient receives an in-depth consultation to devise a treatment plan that is right for their problem. Our specialists prefer non-operative and non-invasive treatments whenever possible, including physical therapy, medications, and/or injections. When we require surgery, we will then use minimally invasive surgical techniques to fix your problem, whether it is fixing a broken bone or repairing a tendon. Our goal is always to get you back to living your life normally as soon as possible.

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