Distal Radius ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation)

This procedure 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 procedure 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 postoperatively. 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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Our world-class orthopedic surgeons have years of experience treating wrist conditions. We believe that even the simplest problems should be evaluated by a specialist.

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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. 

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