closed reduction of fractures


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closed re·duc·tion of frac·tures

reduction by manipulation of bone, without incision in the skin.

closed reduction of fractures

Etymology: L, claudere, to shut, reducere, to lead back, fractura
the manual correction of the alignment, angulation, and rotation of fractures without incision.

closed re·duc·tion of frac·tures

(klōzd rĕ-dŭk'shŭn frak'shŭrz)
Reduction by manipulation of bone, without incision in the skin.

closed reduction of fractures

The treatment of bone fractures by placing the bones in their proper position without surgery.
See also: reduction
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