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For dorsally displaced extraarticular fractures with good bone quality, the following steps are necessary: As a principle, the first step in reduction is to disimpact the distal fragment by increasing the dorsal angulation (B). Then, with traction applied, the distal fragment is pushed distally, and flexed (C + D), to reduce the palmar cortex and restore palmar tilt.