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5Dorsal fragment reduction and fixation

Provisional radial styloid fixation

The radial styloid fragments are reduced either under direct vision with a K-wire on the dorsoradial aspect or percutaneously.

In the latter case, in order not to injure the sensory branch of the radial nerve, make a small incision over the tip of the radial styloid and use a protective drill guide to insert two K-wires.

Confirm reduction using image intensification.