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3Reduction

Correction of translation is performed by applying a well-contoured plate.

Plate as reduction tool
Translation can be corrected by applying a well-contoured plate. With the plate positioned against one fracture fragment, the adjacent fragment is pulled to the plate with a well-placed cortical screw.
The plate must be shaped anatomically to fit the bony surface for this technique to be effective.

Remember to correct deformity in both AP and lateral planes. A good reduction in the AP plane, as shown here, does not mean that the lateral is correct.