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Alternative anterior technique

Another anterior reduction technique involves use of forceps applied to a 3.5 mm screw placed into the distal fragment.

Place the screw before beginning the reduction maneuver. It should be inserted medial to the acetabulum, into the best obtainable bone of the distal fragment. Stay close to the quadrilateral surface, outside the hip joint.