Since some have asked … “excellent anatomic reduction” just means “your bone is set well.” 😉
Actually, what it *really* means is that the doctor was able to match the bone ends together and return the bone to its original anatomical shape:
Now, anatomic reduction is what the doctor achieved while I was on the operating table, even before the plate was screwed in. What the doctor hoped (and got) to see was that the good reduction they achieved in surgery (where all the pieces fit together the way they were originally anatomically aligned) remained in place over the intervening two weeks thanks to the plate-and-screw fixation.
And it did. Yay! No news on when my ACME springloaded metal spike attachment will arrive, though.