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November 25, 1922

AN EMERGENCY UNIVERSAL SPLINT FOR FRACTURED LONG BONES

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Philadelphia

JAMA. 1922;79(22):1839. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.26420220001009
Abstract

In former publications,1 I have described a series of splints for the absolute reduction and fixation of acute fractures in the continuity of the major long bones. These splints are the implements of the surgeon.

The splints illustrated in Figure 1 and 2 are not in any way to be considered as substitutes for those previously described, nor are they for the permanent treatment of fractures. They are for use in the factory, mine, patrol wagon, etc. They are for emergency use to give comfort during the delay that occurs while the patient is being transported to the hospital or other place where he receives corrective treatment.

FEATURES OF SPLINTS  The one splint set is adjustable so that fixation of a fracture of any of the major long bones may be secured. The metal strips are bendable to conform to the shoulder or buttock, yet of ample strength for

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