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3Reduction

A dental pick is used gently to reduce the fracture from palmar to dorsal and from proximal to distal.

Direct reduction

In displaced fractures, open reduction is often necessary.
A dental pick is used gently to reduce the fracture from palmar to dorsal and from proximal to distal. Application of excessive force can result in fragmentation.

Note
Anatomical reduction is important to prevent chronic instability, or posttraumatic degenerative joint disease.