ORIF (Open Reduction Internal Fixation) of the talus is a surgical procedure to treat a broken talus bone in the ankle joint. The talus bone is an important bone that connects the foot to the leg, and a fracture to the talus can be a serious injury.
During the ORIF procedure, the surgeon will make an incision in the skin over the ankle joint to access the broken talus bone. The bone fragments will be realigned and secured using metal plates, screws, or pins to hold the bone in place while it heals.
The procedure may be performed under general anesthesia, spinal anesthesia, or regional anesthesia, depending on the patient’s medical history and the surgeon’s preference. The surgery may take a few hours to complete, and the patient may need to stay in the hospital for a few days after the procedure.
Recovery from ORIF of the talus can take several months, and the patient may need to use crutches or a walking boot during the initial stages of recovery. Physical therapy may also be prescribed to help the patient regain strength and range of motion in the ankle joint. It is important to follow the surgeon’s post-operative instructions carefully to ensure a successful recovery.
Open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of talus is a surgical procedure that aims to realign and stabilize a broken talus bone. The talus bone is a small bone that connects the leg and foot, and it plays an important role in the ankle joint. Talus fractures can result from high-energy injuries, such as car accidents or falls from height, and they can cause severe pain, swelling, and difficulty walking. ORIF of talus is typically recommended when the fracture is displaced or involves the weight-bearing surface of the bone. The surgery involves making an incision over the broken bone, realigning the fragments, and then securing them in place with metal screws, plates, or wires. The goal of ORIF of talus is to promote healing, restore normal joint function, and prevent long-term complications, such as arthritis and avascular necrosis.