A closed fracture reduction is resetting a broken bone without cutting into the skin.

Broken Bones in the Arm
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A closed reduction is done to realign pieces of a broken bone. It is done to:

  • Allow the bond to heal properly and more quickly
  • Decrease pain and prevent later deformity
  • Regain use of the bone and limb