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4Reduction of the metaphysis/diaphysis

Insertion of Schanz pins

Reduction can also be aided by:

  • Use of Schanz pins inserted into the medial, or lateral, femoral articular block to correct varus or valgus angulation of the femoral block.
  • Insertion of a Schanz pin from anterior to posterior in the distal femoral articular block, which can be used to correct hyperextension.