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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.

open reduction

Etymology: AS, open + L, reducere, to lead back
a surgical procedure for reducing a fracture or dislocation by exposing the skeletal parts involved.

open reduction

Orthopedics The reduction of a fracture by direct visualization after surgical exposure. Cf Closed reduction.

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.
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Midshaft clavicle fractures have an excellent healing potential with non-operative treatment; however, certain indications exist for open reduction and internal fixation.
She was taken to the operating room and underwent anatomic open reduction and internal fixation of the ulna but was found to have a persistent radial head anterior dislocation.
Of these five cases three were treated with hip arthroplasty and two with open reduction internal osteosynthesis (8).
Stress Fracture Healing Rates Vary by Approach Intervention Success Rate Non-weight-bearing cast for 6 weeks 70/73 (96%) Non-weight-bearing cast for less than 6 weeks 17/22 (77%) Weight-bearing cast and/or rest 41/92 (45%) Surgery with open reduction and internal fixation 54/66 (82%) Source: Dr.
A fencer with a displaced fracture of the index metacarpal in the dominant hand requiring closed or open reduction may not tolerate noncompetitive practice for six weeks, and return to competition may take eight to ten weeks or longer.
These techniques include open reduction and stabilization with the use of suture, soft tissues (such as sub-clavius tendon or fascia lata graft), or metallic wires.
However, certain fracture patterns should be treated surgically, with open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) or shoulder arthroplasty.
Open reduction and internal fixation of her anterior pelvic ring was undertaken through a Stoppa approach, both rami fractures were reduced and plated anteriorly and superiorly.
Involvement of the medial canthal tendon markedly increases the complexity of the repair We report a case of type II nasoethmoid orbital fracture in a 32-year-old man that was managed without formal medial canthal tendon repair; instead, we used open reduction and internal fixation of the central fragment and the nasoethmoid complex.
Patients aged 70 and older who underwent open reduction and internal fixation for ankle fractures had better functional results than those who were treated conservatively with a cast, Dr.
Techniques of open reduction with intemal fixation (ORIF) employing a traditional lateral plate and screw construct offer littie resistance to varus deformity.