ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture

Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in ORIF Surgery for Proximal Humerus Fracture

This surgical procedure repairs a break in the proximal end of the humerus. ORIF stands for Open Reduction Internal Fixation. During this procedure, an incision will be made and a metal plate will be attached to the humerus to hold the bone in place while it heals.

What is an Open Reduction Internal Fixation?

This detailed video explains the entire process of an ORIF procedure, including preparation, accessing the humerus, repairing the humerus, and end of procedure and aftercare. A hospital stay of a few days may be necessary, and patients will receive physical therapy 3-4 weeks after surgery. The bone commonly takes 8-12 weeks to fully heal.