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August 27, 1932

Technique de l'ostéosynthèse: Étude de quelques procédés.

JAMA. 1932;99(9):780. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740610078027

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This book is presented largely from the author's laboratory and clinical experience. A number of rules to be followed in performing a successful operation on fractures are given and emphasis is placed on unnecessary freeing of the fragments. Immobilization after operation is stressed, especially when a foreign body has been used. A rather complicated but apparently useful operating table has been devised for various operations on the extremities and also for holding the patient in difficult positions for other operations. A number of instruments are described for holding bone fragments and for inserting and tightening wire sutures. The author is enthusiastic regarding the use of multiple wire sutures for the fixation of bone fragments. He describes numerous plans for wiring the ends of fractured bones. A few typical cases are reported, but infection, which developed about the wires in a number of these, necessitated their removal. Occasionally bone infection occurred

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