The goals of proper fracture reduction include which of the following? (PGI May 2011)
|A||Providing patient comfort and analgesia.|
|B||Allowing for restoration of length of the extremity.|
|C||Correcting angular deformity and rotation.|
|D||Enabling immediate motion of all fractured extremities.|
|E||Providing a foundation for bone healing and union.|
a. The goals of fracture reduction include patient comfort and analgesia through stabilization of the bone ends. Furthermore, restoration of the length, angulation, and rotational alignment of the extremity should be achieved to allow proper union.
b. Reduction does not, however, allow immediate motion for all fractures.