open reduction of fractures


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o·pen re·duc·tion of frac·tures

reduction by manipulation of bone, after surgical exposure of the site of the fracture.

o·pen re·duc·tion of frac·tures

(ō'pĕn rĕ-duk'shŭn frak'shŭrz)
Reduction by manipulation of bone, after incision in skin and muscle over the site of the fracture.

open reduction of fractures

The treatment of bone fractures by the use of surgery to place the bones in their proper position.
See also: reduction