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3Preliminary reduction

Preliminary reduction

Reduction by using a traction table / manual traction

The use of a traction table can be beneficial.

Traction on the leg restores bone length, realigns the axis and restores tension in the soft tissues. Rotation must also be controlled carefully.

Interposed soft tissue may interfere with bone contact. If so, the interposed soft tissue may need to be cleared by exposing the fracture site directly.