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Reduction

Short oblique shaft fractures of the proximal phalanx – Compression plate fixation

Indirect reduction by traction

Reduction can be obtained by traction and flexion exerted by the surgeon.
Confirm reduction under image intensification.
These fractures may be stable after reduction, if the obliquity is minimal, especially when the extensor apparatus is intact, as it functions similarly to a tension band. In this case, nonoperative treatment is indicated.