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August 24, 1912

A NEW BONE-PLATE

Author Affiliations

Hot Springs, S. Dak. Surgeon to Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

JAMA. 1912;LIX(8):622. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080304012

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Abstract

I trust that this modified plate will prove of undoubted value in certain cases. It is simply a modification of the well-known Lane bone-plate and has all the good features of the Lane plate with a well-merited improvement.

In the experience of most surgeons who have made use of the Lane plate, there has been more or less difficulty in getting an exact approximation of the fractured ends and unless extreme care is exercised in placing the screws there is likely to be a small space intervening. While this is not always objectionable, yet at times it may determine the difference between union and non-union. This I have had quite clearly demonstrated to me in two cases during the past six months.

This plate differs from the Lane plate in that it is adjustable at one end, the upper surface of which is corrugated and has a slot in place

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