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3Closed reduction


The reduction maneuver is facilitated by longitudinal traction and reversal of the force and its direction.
If successful, normal anatomy will be restored. The deforming force may have been a medially directed force, or laterally directed force, depending upon whether this is a medially or laterally displaced injury.
Usually, with type 2 talar neck fractures, a successful reduction is accompanied by reestablishment of normal foot anatomy.
Splintage with follow-up radiology will now determine whether the closed reduction is successful.
Multiple attempts of closed reduction are not advised as they can further injure the soft tissue.