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traction techniques
manual, skin, skeletal
also called fixation (ex. cast)
closed reduction
bone ends are reduced externally(w/o surgery) by manipulation. painful and may require anesthetic
closed reduction external fixation
bone ends are approximated(reduced) externally and held in place by an internally placed device, such as a rod or pin
external fixation device
requires percutaneous stick and the insertion of a series of small steinmann pins through the bone. (wrist, ankle, and pelvic used on)
open reduction internal fixation
requires both the internal manipulation of the bone fragments and the application of a stabilizing or fixation device called an orthopedic implant

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