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August 11, 1962

Key and Conwell's Management of Fractures, Dislocations, and Sprains

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By H. Earle Conwell and Fred C. Reynolds. 7th ed. Pp. 1153. Mosby, St. Louis, 1961.

JAMA. 1962;181(6):567. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050320105014

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This text has been slanted toward conservative management of musculoskeletal injuries and manages to avoid complicated methods. Mention of these complicated methods is appropriately made, however, as, for example, use of Haynes and Stader pins with Rush pins in complicated Colles' fracture. Medical student and house officer will find help at every turn in this text and will find mentioned all the subtleties of the art. The classic content of this volume reflects the active part which Conwell and Key wove into its fabric during the 40 years involved in the rapid rise of orthopedic surgery in the United States. The book is divided into 2 parts, principles and general aspects and diagnosis and treatment of specific injuries.

Part I very adequately illustrates simple splints for initial treatment of fractures and other injuries of the extremities. The principles of fracture immobilization and bone healing, which follow, will prove helpful to

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