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.