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3Reduction

Reduction of  the wedge fragments and oblique fracture lines can be done with a pointed reduction forceps.

Reduction forceps

Reduction of wedge fragments and oblique fracture lines can be done with a pointed reduction forceps.
Make every effort to preserve soft-tissue attachments (blood supply) to the fracture fragments.
Placement of the reduction forceps is key. Each point must be placed in anticipation of where it will be with the fracture reduced once length is restored.  These forceps will often be placed almost along the line of an ideal lag screw. Note, in the left-hand, close-up views, how interfragmentary fracture reduction can be achieved by twisting (clockwise, as illustrated) a properly applied pointed reduction forceps. This produces translation of the fragments along the fracture plane.
Once reduced, the individual fractures can be either provisionally stabilized with reduction forceps, or definitively fixed with a lag screw.