About Clavicle Open Reduction & Internal Fixation
In general, clavicle ORIF surgery is often an urgent type of surgery for trauma related injuries.
Signs & Symptoms
The surgery is usually performed to help reduce pain and restore mobility by helping the bone heal in the right position. An ORIF allows early rehabilitation.
Mr. Lawson-Smith normally requires an x-ray or CT of your clavicle for diagnosis.
Risks & Concerns
Risks and Side Effects from ORIF Surgery include:
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Need for further surgery
- Failure to relieve symptoms
- Worsening pain
- Neurovascular deficit or injury
- Risk of anaesthetic
- Metalwork failure or complications
- Blood clot
- Reduced or lost mobility
- Tendon or ligament damage
If you experience any problems or have any concerns following your surgery, please do not hesitate to contact the office. Mr. Lawson-Smith’s staff with ensure that Mr. Lawson-Smith is kept informed of what is occurring and will advise you the best course of action.
If you are unable to reach the office, please do not hesitate to contact your GP or if it is an emergency, please present to your nearest Emergency Department.