There are still many finer details regarding the results of treatment of fractures by means of the Lane plate which we have overlooked. There are still many questions, and questions of great significance, which are as yet unanswered. Ever since Mr. Lane first demonstrated to us that here, at last, was a means of treating a fracture more accurately than external splint or cast could ever do, ever since he first showed us results which had existed previously mainly in the ideal, we have been so engaged in skepticism, or in trying to grasp the larger more important points of treatment and result, that we have left unsolved those less easily discernible. There are questions pertaining to the infection of these wounds which we have not answered. The riddle of the aftertreatment nags at us constantly. There are many interesting histologic factors in the process of healing which the microscope,
BARTLETT W. FURTHER EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL WORK BEARING ON THE VALUE OF LANE BONE-PLATES. JAMA. 1912;LIX(5):346–350. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270080028009
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