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ORIF Olecranon Fracture

This video discusses the open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) of the olecranon fracture. Intraoperatively, the patient is placed in a supine position. An incision is placed on the radial side of the ulna to expose the fracture site. A clamp is used to reduce the fracture. A precontoured plate of appropriate dimensions is used for fracture fixation. The plate is secured using k-wires. A provisional pin is used to compress the plate more close to the bone. Once, the position of the plate is confirmed by the radiographs, non-locking screws are used to secure the position of the plate. The postoperative radiographs show the desired reduction and fixation of the fracture. Later, all the layers are sutured and skin stapling is done.