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May 22, 1948

Fracturas del extremo inferior del radio

JAMA. 1948;137(4):419. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890380089036

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This is a Ph.D. thesis covering a circumscribed field, but the subject is handled thoroughly and scientifically. The monograph considers both para-articular and juxta-articular fractures of the radius as well as. associated lesions. They are discussed from all angles, etiology, symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment, and this is prefaced by a short but entirely adequate review of the anatomy and kinesiology related to the subject, not omitting the radiologic aspect for which some valuable diagnostic hints are offered. The roentgenograms are sharp and clear, and their reading is considerably assisted by sketches placed beside them. The book is well written and clear and is amply documented by case reports. The classification is practical, the treatment simple and not unnecessarily complicated. The author's experience is well evidenced by many cases. Some new technical items are mentioned, such as the fixation clamp used for traction and mechanical devices for traction and spreading of

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