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June 19, 1937


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San Angelo, Texas

JAMA. 1937;108(25):2118. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.92780250001007a

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Ever since Dr. W. A. Lane introduced the use of metal plates in the open reduction and fixation of fractures there has been some kind of bone clamp used to hold plate and fractured parts in place. This has been done with more or less difficulty and inconvenience to the operator.

I have devised an instrument which I believe is an improvement and which has proved very satisfactory to me. It consists of two long handles with lock effect about 2 inches from the clamp proper. In the upper handle at the distal end it has a bar attached, which has two prongs at the lower portion. The upper portion extends about 2½ to 3 inches upright for the purpose of carrying the shuttle. The shuttle carries the upper prong at its lower portion to complete the clamp. The shuttle may have two prongs and is interchangeable. In the

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