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Ambulatory method of treating femoral shaft fractures, utilizing fracture table for reduction

Authors
Journal
The American Journal of Surgery
0002-9610
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0002-9610(38)90683-x
Disciplines
  • Biology
  • Economics

Abstract

Abstract For femoral shaft fractures a simple means of transfixing the proximal fragment provides a method for immediate, successful reduction. Furthermore, this system with its plaster incorporated skeletal traction and countertraction transfixions supplies absolute immobilization, despite the fact that only a short plaster cast is applied to the thigh. The physiologic and economical advantages are numerous, including immediate freedom of hip and knee joint movements, a brief hospital stay, minimum after-care and painless convalescence, benefits epitomized by a fully dressed patient, completely crutch-ambulatory.

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