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Small amounts of displacement may be able to be reduced using cannulated screws. In these cases, a gently curved guide wire is used to traverse the mildly displaced fracture. Once the screw is inserted over the guide wire the fracture is indirectly reduced by screw insertion.

The K-wire should be removed once the screw is sufficiently past the fracture line.