Fracture reduction - closed
A closed reduction can:
Your health care provider will talk with you about the possible risks of a closed reduction. Some are:
Your risk of any of these problems is greater if you:
The procedure is often painful. You will receive medicine to block the pain during the procedure. You might receive:
After you receive pain medicine, your provider will set the bone in the right position by pushing or pulling the bone. This is called traction.
After the bone is set:
If you do not have other injuries or problems, you will be able to go home a few hours after the procedure.
Until your provider advises, DO NOT:
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Last reviewed on: 4/17/2016
Reviewed by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.