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May 1938

FRACTURES OF BOTH BONES OF THE LEGMANAGEMENT BY USE OF THE DOUBLE STEEL PIN TRACTION IN PLASTER OF PARIS

Author Affiliations

FLINT, MICH.
From the Department of Traumatic Surgery, Hurley Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1938;36(5):858-866. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1938.01190230137010

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Abstract

This paper is a summary of the treatment, progress and results of treatment of tibiofibular fractures in 23 consecutive cases managed by the traumatic surgery staff at the Hurley Hospital between Jan. 24, 1935, and Jan. 29, 1937. We have had 7 more cases since the last-named date, but we consider these too recent to be useful in drawing definite conclusions. However, thus far the course has been comparable to that in cases in which we have been able to collect more nearly complete data. In addition, other surgeons on the hospital staff have had 17 cases, which are also not included in this series. Results have been uniformly good as far as can be ascertained.

Enthusiasm for the acceptance of the method of management of tibiofibular fractures by means of the double steel pin came as a result of the work of Dr. R. A. Griswold, of the department

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