The Orr method is recommended as a routine procedure in the treatment of osteomyelitis and allied conditions because:
1. It is based on the principle of adequate drainage and adequate immobilization.
2. It is a painless, economic, universal method, applicable in any stage of osteomyelitis.
3. The period of hospitalization is greatly decreased.
4. Transportation of the patient is simplified.
5. It prevents sequestration.
6. The general condition of the patient is improved.
7. A good functional end result is obtained.
8. It minimizes loss of limb by amputation.
9. The death rate is insignificant.
10. It is the only treatment that satisfies all the tenets of orthopaedic surgery.
11. It is a procedure suitable for the rank and file of the profession.
12. It shortens the postoperative course of a condition which, previous to the advent of the Orr method, was, in many cases, intractable.
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