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5Reduction of the articular surface

Reduction of the articular surface with clamps

Reduction of the articular surface with clamps

In rare situations where the articular fragments are large, their reduction may be achieved by percutaneous manipulation with clamps and joy sticks. Most often, the joint has to be exposed in order to achieve an anatomical reduction. If only percutaneous manipulation is used, reduction must be checked with either a C-arm or an arthroscope.