Surgery of the extremities has made tremendous progress in the last decade, easily keeping pace with surgery of the abdomen and of the brain. Many new methods of treatment and operation have been devised, and the demand for better results was never so acute as at present. Fractures constitute an important part of the surgery of extremities and the results are more open to criticism than are other operative results. The demands of the public and the general practitioner are different from those of twenty-five or even ten years ago. Some of you may still be using methods in vogue at the time of your graduation, and with good results; but a brief résumé of some modern methods may be of interest. Even if one does not treat fractures, a definite idea of modern treatments and prognosis is of value, enabling one to give the proper information to
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