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SOME POINTS ON IMMOBILIZATION TREATMENT OF SEPTIC KNEE JOINTS.

OBER, FRANK R.
The Journal of Orthopedic Surgery: December 1921
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1. Mobilization will not always replace immobilization, as there are many cases in which mobilization is contraindicated.

2. Careful attention to minor details in adjustment of the splint and bed nursing increases the patient's comfort and resistance.

3. A bent Thomas splint is more comfortable than a straight one and is more easily managed.

4. Slackness and carelessness will always be followed by disaster.

5. Surgical interference should be gentle and precise.

6. Passive manipulation, irrigation at the time of dressing, and frequent changing of dressings all tend to prolong the septic condition.

(C) 1921 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.

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