Preoperative Planning and Principles of Reduction


The proposed operative procedure should always be planned so that the fracture surgery can be carried out in a smooth and atraumatic manner. The goals of planning are twofold; first, to determine the “desired end result” with a tracing, preoperatively, of the X-rays at the completion of the procedure, and second, to develop the “surgical tactic” which defines the operative steps and their order.


Mechanical Axis Preoperative Planning Distal Fragment Normal Side Proximal Fragment 
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  1. Mast JW, Jakob R, Ganz R (1989) Planning and reduction technique in fracture surgery. Springer, Berlin Heidelberg New YorkCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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