Early reduction reduces risk of acute carpal tunnel.
X-ray findings can be subtle and comparison to the uninjured side can be helpful.
- Procedural sedation likely needed.
- Place in finger traps with elbow at 90° of flexion.
- Hang 5-10 lbs of traction for 15-20 minutes.
- Reduction maneuver: Start with wrist extension, apply traction and then transition to wrist flexion.