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I read with interest the article by Puranik & Gillham – Bilateral
with multiple rib fractures, Emerg Med J 2007; 24: 675. They are to be
congratulated on a successful outcome with such a challenging case.
they state that the acronym ORIF is an abbreviation of osteosynthesis of
irreducible fracture: it is an abbreviation of Open Reduction and Internal
1. Puranik G, Gillham N. Bilateral fractured clavicles with multiple
Emerg Med J 2007; 24: 675.