A new tibia traction apparatus which is simple in construction, easily portable, and applicable anywhere under any circumstances, has been found in a large series of cases to be of the greatest value in treating overriding fractures of the shafts of the tibia and fibula. The surgeon experienced in its use may secure anatomical reduction without operative interference with almost unfailing constancy, and the most inexperienced amateur will find that the treatment of these otherwise difficult eases becomes greatly simplified.
The apparatus may also be used for the reduction of crush fractures of the os calcis (Figs. 13-A and 13-B), difficult Pott-Dupuytren fractures (Figs. 14-A and 14-B), and for the application of plaster after a bonelengthening operation on the tibia (Fig. 15).
(C) 1932 All Rights Reserved.The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, Inc.