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May 22, 1915

ADJUSTABLE SPLINT FOR FRACTURES ABOUT THE ELBOW JOINT—CONVENIENT STAND FOR THE DIAGNOSIS OF PES PLANUS

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New Haven, Conn.

From the Surgical Service of the New Haven Dispensary.

JAMA. 1915;LXIV(21):1755-1756. doi:10.1001/jama.1915.25710470003013d

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Abstract

ADJUSTABLE SPLINT FOR FRACTURES ABOUT THE ELBOW JOINT  Fractures of the external and internal condyles of the humerus, T-fractures into the elbow joint and comminuted fractures in this region often afford occasions in which an adjustable angular splint can be used to great advantage. The splint, a description of which is here outlined, is distinctly a simple affair which can be made by any one in a comparatively short time. This fact offers the chief reason for its presentation. It consists of two wooden splints A and B (Fig. 1), the length varying in children and adults. These are connected by an ordinary door hinge, C. This is held in position by small stove bolts and nuts. The pin which ordinarily connects the two parts of the hinge is driven out. The inner edge of one side of the loop and the outer edge of the corresponding loop in each

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