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4Reduction

In order to gain better visualization of the fracture, use a syringe to clean out blood clots with a jet of

Clean the fracture side

Flex the DIP joint. In order to gain better visualization of the fracture, use a syringe to clean out blood clots with a jet of water.
Often the degree of comminution is not apparent from the x-rays, and can only be determined under direct vision.
Use a dental pick to carefully free interposed tissues, and to remove blood clots and other debris.