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2Reduction

Especially in spiral oblique fractures, shortening of the metacarpal is associated with rotational malalignment. Reduction ...

Especially in spiral oblique fractures, shortening of the metacarpal is associated with rotational malalignment. Reduction, therefore, is achieved by a combination of longitudinal traction on the finger and derotation.

There is a high risk of secondary redisplacement, indicating ORIF as the treatment of choice in such cases.