In reporting the following rather unusual cases I claim no originality, but simply aim to show what thorough asepsis, accuracy of adjustment and secure fixation will accomplish.
I make no reference to a rather large number of other fractures occurring in a field in which traumatism contributes greatly to the work of a surgeon, including fractures of the patella, nor to cases of delayed union, and ununited fractures occurring in the shafts of bone in which the open method and direct fixation have been called into use.
—The first case may be summarized as follows: Complete separation of the right olecranon, extensive injury of the soft parts, nailing, straight splint; complete restoration of function.The patient was a male, aged 17, a pattern maker's apprentice. The injury was received by elbow joint coining in contact with a band saw; wound in soft parts 4 inches long across posterior
GUTHRIE GW. SEVERAL UNUSUAL JOINT CASES: THEIR TREATMENT AND THE RESULTS. JAMA. 1911;LVII(11):880–883. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090102009
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