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October 1944

PROGRESS IN ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY FOR 1943 A REVIEW PREPARED BY AN EDITORIAL BOARD OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGEONSIX. FRACTURES

Author Affiliations

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS; DURHAM, N. C.; CHICAGO; OKLAHOMA CITY; OMAHA

Arch Surg. 1944;49(4):265-285. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230020273010
Abstract

In spite of war and confusion, able and numerous articles have been published in the surgical journals on all phases of the treatment of fractures. In 1943 more articles on war wounds, fatigue fractures and devices for external fixation appeared than in former years. We have tried to make a fair appraisal of them and to submit reviews of those we consider most timely. Any oversights are more than likely due to the endless demands on the reviewers in these parlous times.

Fractures of the Face and Jaw.  —It is more and more apparent that fractures of the face and jaw require free interchange of opinion among dentists, plastic surgeons and orthopedic surgeons if best results are to be obtained. This is especially true of the more severe crushing and compound injuries.In a statistical study of 1,149 cases of fracture of the facial bones, Lyons288 notes these significant

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