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6Reduction

Bone graft and preliminary fixation

Bone graft and preliminary fixation

Once the fracture(s) has/have been reconstructed, the distraction can be adjusted. It is helpful to have an x-ray from the uninjured side. It is helpful for comparison of one’s reduction as the normal side serves as a template. It will help in judging length and overall morphology. If the restoration of length has resulted in bony defects, these should be filled with bone graft and any primary fusions should also be bone-grafted to facilitate spot welding.