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Beginning with the treatment of pseudarthroses and badly united fractures, the operative surgery of fractures has been greatly extended today. The author has undertaken a description of the changes found in the exposed tissues of fresh and ununited fractures, as a basis for the better understanding of the biologic processes involved. Added to the clinical and roentgen knowledge, these observations are of value. The first portion of the book is devoted to a discussion of general osteosynthesis. The anatomic conditions found, indications, aseptic technic, choice of anesthetic, and operative procedure are detailed. The methods of artificial fixation of the fractured bones by suture, peg, plate and screws are described. There is a chapter on the operative treatment of compound fractures and their postoperative care. The second part of the book deals with special osteosynthesis of different bones. It is well illustrated with numerous roentgenograms and drawings. The author has increased
Operative Chirurgie der Knochenbrüche. Band I: Operationen AM frischen und verschleppten Knochenbruch. JAMA. 1931;97(7):485. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730070051038
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