Figure 53—2. The illustrations depict the manual closed reduction with traction, abduction, pronation, and compression. The fragments are held together while driving the Kirschner wire (K wire) for fixation. Note the deforming force of the abductor pollicis longus (APL) tendon.

Traction With Kirschner Wire

Figure 53—3. (A) A Bennett's fracture with a larger fragment. (B) Single Kwire maintaining both fracture and joint reduction with ulnar fragment reduction.

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