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By functionally good results, I mean those cases where the patient has good use of the part that has been injured; if it be a leg, he walks without a crutch or cane: if an arm, it can be flexed, extended or rotated sufficiently for practical purposes.
In order to more fully demonstrate the difference between the skiagraph and the photograph of functionally good results, I have secured a series of pictures representing fractures of the limbs. These have not all occurred in my practice; a few have been treated by surgeons of reputation. They were not selected with a view of doing honor to the surgeon; had they been, I would have left out the very ones most needed to demonstrate the fact that we may have marked deformity and still have a useful limb.
In offering this collection of pictures, representing the different fractures and their conditions as
TORREY BN. FUNCTIONALLY GOOD RESULTS IN THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURES AS VIEWED BY SKIAGRAPH AND PHOTOGRAPH. JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(22):1379–1384. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610220009001b
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