Book Reviews
September 1947

L'osteosynthese au clou.

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By R. Soeur. Price, not given. Pp. 130, with 116 illustrations. Paris: Masson et Cie, 1946.

Am J Dis Child. 1947;74(3):388-389. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1947.02030010399019

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The volume, although published in France where the paper shortage has been a serious one during the years of the war, is printed on an excellent grade of heavy paper and includes a total of 116 illustrations, the majority of which are roentgenographic prints.

Dr. Soeur describes and discusses methods of obtaining union of bones following fracture by means of nails or pins. In dealing with fractures of the shaft of the femur he has used a long metal rod 18 to 35 cm. in length, which is introduced just above and medial to the tip of the greater trochanter, and varying in diameter depending on the size of the medullary cavity of the bone to be pinned. The technic of insertion, the choice of the size of the pin to be used and all details connected with this method have been carefully described. A similar but smaller metal pin

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