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August 27, 1932

Contribution à l'étude du traitement des fractures ouvertes de jambe.

JAMA. 1932;99(9):781. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740610079033

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The authors state that, according to the statistics, all methods have given variable results. Closed synthesis, although having a 1.7 per cent mortality and favorable results in 80 per cent of the cases, cannot be regarded as the treatment of choice in all cases of compound fractures. There is, however, no uniform or universal treatment of fracture of the lower leg. Of the various types of technic from which the surgeon may choose, he must be guided in the individual case by the degree of anatomic displacement and the time that has elapsed since the accident.

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