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.