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What are the kinds closed reduction of fractured bones?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: It's all the same

Closed reduction just means the bones are returned (reduced) to their normal position, without having to open up the skin and muscle to see and manipulate the bone.
Some times local or general anesthetic is needed to perform the reduction. The reduced bones are then immobilized until healing is complete, about 6 weeks.

In brief: It's all the same

Closed reduction just means the bones are returned (reduced) to their normal position, without having to open up the skin and muscle to see and manipulate the bone.
Some times local or general anesthetic is needed to perform the reduction. The reduced bones are then immobilized until healing is complete, about 6 weeks.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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In brief: Closed versus Open

Closed reduction means getting the fracture re-aligned without having to cut the skin i.
e. The bone fragments can be manipulated with assistance of x-ray/fluoroscopy. This can be done under different forms of anesthesia sometimes with an active reduction maneuver or sometimes passively i.E with gravity, depending on the exact location and type of fracture.

In brief: Closed versus Open

Closed reduction means getting the fracture re-aligned without having to cut the skin i.
e. The bone fragments can be manipulated with assistance of x-ray/fluoroscopy. This can be done under different forms of anesthesia sometimes with an active reduction maneuver or sometimes passively i.E with gravity, depending on the exact location and type of fracture.
Dr. Robert Gluck
Dr. Robert Gluck
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