Instruments Used in Fracture Reduction

  • Ippokratis Pountos
  • K. Newman
  • Peter V. GiannoudisEmail author


Reduction is an essential part of a successful fracture fixation procedure. It facilitates anatomical restoration of the affected bone fragments allowing restoration of bone continuity and thus promoting bone healing. It can be achieved either by open or closed approaches using different instruments and different techniques. In this chapter an overview of fracture reduction principles, instruments used and tips and tricks is presented.


Conflict of Interest

No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ippokratis Pountos
    • 1
  • K. Newman
    • 2
  • Peter V. Giannoudis
    • 1
    • 3
    • 4
    Email author
  1. 1.Academic Department of Trauma & Orthopaedics, School of MedicineUniversity of LeedsLeedsUK
  2. 2.St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustChertseyUK
  3. 3.NIHRLeedsUK
  4. 4.Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Center, Chapel Allerton HospitalLeedsUK

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