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2Reduction

Long oblique head fracture of the proximal phalanx – Lag screw fixation

Direct reduction

Secure the reduction with one or two pointed reduction forceps, and confirm using image intensification. Make sure that the reduction forceps does not conflict with the planned screw positions.
It is mandatory to confirm that the apex of each fracture fragment has been anatomically reduced.