Two cases of permanent uncurable fractures of the spine are reported for which orthopaedic braces have been made that permit the patient to get about with the aid of crutches, after one and one-half and five years in bed, respectively.
The appliances used are not beyond the capacity of any brace-maker.
The improvement in the physical condition, morale, and mental outlook of the patients has been remarkable. One of the two patients has returned to economic independence.
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