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.
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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.
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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
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