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June 2, 1900

FUNCTIONALLY GOOD RESULTS IN THE TREATMENT OF FRACTURES AS VIEWED BY SKIAGRAPH AND PHOTOGRAPH.

Author Affiliations

CRESTON, IOWA.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(22):1379-1384. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24610220009001b

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Abstract

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

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