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2Reduction

In order to gain a better view of the fracture, use a syringe to irrigate out blood clots with a jet of Ringer lactate.

Visualization of the fracture

In order to gain a better view of the fracture, use a syringe to irrigate out blood clots with a jet of Ringer lactate.
Gently explore the fracture site to assess its geometry, using a dental pick. The pick can also be used carefully to reduce small fragments. Take great care to avoid comminution of any fragment.
It is important to maintain the vascularity of tiny fragments attached to the collateral ligament, in order to avoid osteonecrosis.