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To the Editor:—
I was happy to see that there was interest in our Fracture of the Month. It was hoped that we would get comments from those interested in fractures. I agree with the correspondent that no fracture is ever an oblique fracture. This is a poor habit of speaking which I am sure most of us get into by looking at the x-rays. I agree thoroughly that all fractures of this sort are spiral oblique in nature and not only oblique. If these discussions do nothing else other than purify our language and our manner of discussing these cases, they will have accomplished a great deal.
Aufranc OE. Spiral Fracture. JAMA. 1961;175(9):824. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040090083028