Stimulated by the demands of the war, methods of treatment of all fractures have vastly improved during the last few years. With these improvements of methods worked out by experts, there has been a gradual raising of the standards of results demanded by the general public. Insurance companies, state compensation boards, employers of labor, and the injured men themselves are beginning to inquire more and more closely into the underlying reasons for prolonged or permanent disability following fractures. They are beginning to feel that most fractures should leave behind little or no disability, instead of feeling, as they used to do, that serious fractures must produce cripples.
These changes have thrown an added responsibility on all who essay to treat fractures. They have made it more and more difficult for the general practitioner or the busy general surgeon to care for fractures, and have led to a growing tendency to
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