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February 1947

USE OF SMALL THREADED WIRES IN THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURESI. Fractures of the Lower Extremities

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS
From the Shriners' Hospital for Crippled Children and the Department of Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine.

Arch Surg. 1947;54(2):138-153. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1947.01230070143003
Abstract

THE some form of internal fixation as a means of fracture therapy is frequently considered as an indication that the author is a strong proponent of open reduction and internal fixation. Such is not the case in this presentation. Open reduction and skeletal fixation, whether internal or external, should not be performed in any case in which simple closed methods will suffice. The use of small threaded wires is presented as a simple and safe adjunct to the armamentarium of the surgeon treating fractures for use in instances in which some type of internal fixation is required and for the fractures in which they are applicable. Nothing original is claimed in the basic principles of therapy involved in the types of fractures herein represented. Any procedure requiring a minimum amount of metal for fracture fixation, however, is apropos at this time, since in recent years the medical world has been

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