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reduction

 [re-duk´shun]
1. a lessening or diminishing.
2. the correction of a fracture, dislocation, or hernia.
3. the addition of hydrogen to a substance, or more generally, the gain of electrons; the opposite of oxidation.
Reduction of a fractured bone. A gradual pull is exerted on the distal (lower) fragment of the bone until it is in alignment with the proximal fragment.
anxiety reduction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as minimizing apprehension, dread, foreboding, or uneasiness related to an unidentified source of anticipated danger. See also anxiety.
bleeding reduction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of loss of blood volume during an episode of bleeding.
bleeding reduction: antepartum uterus in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as limitation of the amount of blood loss from the pregnant uterus during the third trimester of pregnancy.
bleeding reduction: gastrointestinal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as limitation of the amount of blood loss from the upper and lower gastrointestinal tract and related complications.
bleeding reduction: nasal in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of blood loss from the nasal cavity. See also epistaxis.
bleeding reduction: postpartum uterus in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of blood loss from the postpartum uterus.
bleeding reduction: wound in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the limitation of the blood loss from a wound that may be a result of trauma, incisions, or placement of a tube or catheter.
closed reduction the manipulative reduction of a fracture or dislocation without incision.
flatulence reduction in the nursing interventions classification, a nursing intervention defined as the prevention of flatus formation and facilitation of the passage of excessive gas. See also flatulence.
open reduction reduction of a fracture or dislocation after incision into the fracture site.

closed re·duc·tion

(klōzd rĕ-dukshŭn)
Therapeutic intervention whereby fractured bone is restored to normal alignment without surgical incision.

closed reduction

Realignment of a fracture or restoration of dislocation by manipulation only and without open surgery.

reduction

1. the correction of a fracture, luxation or hernia.
2. the addition of hydrogen to a substance, or more generally, the gain of electrons; the opposite of oxidation.

angle of reduction
in the Ortolani maneuver, the point at which the femoral head returns to the acetabulum.
closed reduction
the manipulative reduction of a fracture without incision.
reduction forceps
bone holding forceps used to hold fracture fragments in position during surgery.
open reduction
reduction of a fracture after incision into the fracture site.
References in periodicals archive ?
Despite the small sample size and retrospective nature, this study is in concordance with the existing literature and clearly demonstrates that the use sugar tongs splints as a method of initial immobilization following closed reduction is an acceptable alternative to casting for extraphyseal pediatric distal radius and ulna fractures requiring reduction.
Displaced fracture of the distal radius in children: factors responsible for redisplacement after closed reduction.
Sixty-six patients were randomized to closed manipulation and casting versus surgical treatment using closed reduction and percutaneous pinning with casting by Pring and colleagues.
The investigators recommend surgical treatment for young patients unless an excellent reduction can be obtained with closed reduction and casting.
Conversely, Illum, (2) Dickson and Sharpe, (4) Newton and White, (13) and Watson et al (14) reported that closed reduction yielded good results in 71 to 90% of their patients.
A direct blow during initial trauma can cause transient symptoms that should resolve spontaneously with time after closed reduction.
After successful closed reduction and completion of the stability examination, the patient should undergo a CT scan to assess for any acetabular or femoral head pathology and evaluate for any loose bodies within the hip joint.
If closed reduction was judged inadequate, open reduction was undertaken.
Several closed reduction maneuvers for this type of dislocation have been described for native hips, such as traction in the line of the femur with the hip flexed, followed by either further abduction and gentle internal rotation or by slowly adducting the hip as longitudinal traction is released.
The predictability of acetabular development after closed reduction for congenital dislocation of the hip.
If closed reduction is unsuccessful, then open reduction and internal fixation is necessary.
The treatments of interest included closed reduction and casting, closed or open reduction and external fixation, open reduction and internal fixation, closed reduction and percutaneous pinning, a combination of the above, and/or the use of supplemental bone graft.