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.
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